02/06/13 3:26 pm EST
The Sixers are 45 games in to the 2012-13 season and that’s how much tick rookie Arnett Moultrie has received this year.
And now with Sixers all-everything forward Thaddeus Young sidelined for the next three weeks (at least 8 games) because of a strained hamstring, the little used Moultrie (15 GP) will be expected to make a positive contribution to this team and help keep the 7-6 within arm’s reach of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
If the 6-10 rebounding machine from Mississippi State seems rusty at first or heaven forbid fails overall to make a contribution to the Sixers efforts during this upcoming Thad-less stretch, Doug Collins has no one to blame but the man in the mirror. We all know that DC has a stubborn attitude towards playing rookies and this maybe the year it finally come back to haunt him.
After the jump, I’ll show you some disturbing stats which indicate that with regards to Moultrie this year DC has taken his rookie issues to new heights and as a result DC has put the Sixers in a precarious situation while Thad is sidelined.