OPSL RECAP

Posted by: Philadunkia
07/14/12 10:18 am EST

It’s been a tough week for our 76ers down here at the Orlando Pro Summer League.  The Sixers finished the week 1-4 and were plagued by injuries.

The story of the week was supposed to be rookies Arnett Moultrie and Maurice Harkless.  But it was announced prior to the start of OPSL action that Moultrie wouldn’t see the floor because of a sprained ankle he suffered in pre-draft workouts and early in day two Harkless suffered a strained hip-flexor, sidelining him for the remainder of the week.

The Sixers were also without big man Nikola Vucevic for the week.  As we all know, “Big Nik” performed well early in the season last year, but saw a decline in his minutes and his confidence as the season went on.  So we were hoping that Nik would have a solid week and build some positive momentum for the 2012-13 season.  Instead Vuc suffered a strained left Achilles in the first practice of the week and never saw the floor in O-town.

After the jump I wrap up the rest of the Sixers week in Orlando…


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OPSL GM 3: SOLID W

Posted by: Stephen McNulty
07/11/12 6:45 pm EST

Despite being plagued by injuries the 76ers got their first win of the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League Wednesday over the Brooklyn Nets, 79-71.  Justin Holiday once again led the way, scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds.

The Sixers were without arguably their best player throughout the summer league thus far, Jacob Pullen.  Pullen sprained his right ankle, but thankfully x-rays were negative.  “Big Nik” Vucevic continued to rest his aggravated Achilles and rookie Maurice Harkless remained sidelined after injuring his hip yesterday against the Utah Jazz.

On the other side of things Lavoy Allen, who made his two-year $6 million deal official today, was in the starting lineup.  Rounding out the first-five for the Sixers was Holiday, Xavier Silas, Clay Tucker and Solomon Jones.

 
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OPSL GM 2: ANOTHER L

Posted by: Stephen McNulty
07/10/12 2:17 pm EST

The 76ers once again found themselves coming up just short in the Orlando Pro Summer League, falling to the Utah Jazz 84-80 in day two’s opening game.

The good news is that the Sixers got off to a much better start today, attacking the basket early and shooting over 44 percent for the game.  Still, it wasn’t enough to secure a first W for the 7-6 down in Orlando.  Jacob Pullen and Justin Holiday led the way for the Sixers with 23 and 16 points respectfully.  Pullen got the start at point guard today following an impressive performance yesterday against the Pacers.  He continued to aggressively attack the basket and use his quickness to his advantage.  Despite his skinny frame, Holiday continued to find the ball, leading all Sixers with seven boards. 

Rookie Maurice Harkless had a nice basket from the lower block early, but once again seemed to disappear.  The rookie out of St. John’s certainly wasn’t playing bad, but struggled to create plays for himself off the ball.

 
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