HoopsHype Arnett Moultrie rumors

April 15, 2014 Updates

The talent appears to be there, somewhere, hidden inside the NBA body. But to get it to come to the surface has been forward Arnett Moultrie's problem in his two NBA seasons. He says now is the time, however, as the recently imposed five-game suspension given him for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy was what he needed to get himself on track. "It was a little dark spot for me, I guess, throughout the year I was just a little down on myself on the court, mainly, with no off-the-court issues," Moultrie said. "I'm upset with myself basketballwise. The mental part of the game is my biggest concern. Just to try and stay strong mentally. "The five-game suspension was my wakeup call. So now everything is behind me, water under the bridge, I'm ready to move forward." Philadelphia Inquirer

"If Arnett takes things extremely serious, if Arnett understands what it really, really takes to cultivate his obvious skills, then, yes, he can [make it in the league]," coach Brett Brown said. "I think that his skill package is surely good enough. He's a young man that's trying to sort some things out. We will continue to help him. We're with him. He's a part of our team. "Ultimately, if it's meant to be, it's up to him. He needs to control his own destiny with all aspects of how he lives his life and practices, and so on. I think that it is in him to do that. It's going to take a lot of work." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Arnett Moultrie’s assignment to the D-League has more to do with getting minutes for the forward than getting him in shape. The 76ers sent Moultrie to the Delaware 87ers, their D-League affiliate, prior to Saturday night’s game against Memphis. For all intents and purposes, Moultrie was sent down Friday. He was inactive against Indiana, and was not present on the Sixers’ bench. Delaware County Daily Times

The motivation for Moultrie’s assignment, according to Sixers coach Brett Brown, is giving the second-year man an opportunity to earn extensive playing time. Moultrie is averaging 15.6 minutes over 12 appearances. Left ankle surgery in training camp caused Moultrie to miss the first 50 games of the season. And, at times, Brown has said Moultrie’s months of inactivity put him behind the 8-ball physically. “He needs to play basketball. I was not giving him the minutes here, and he needs to go play extended minutes,” Brown said. “It’s not really a fitness issue entirely. It’s a tiny bit that. I’d say that about anybody. What it is is he needs to play. He’s a young player. He was a first-round draft pick. He needs to play. If it’s not happening here, it’s got to happen somewhere else and that’s why we’re so lucky to have our D-League team 40 minutes down the road.” Delaware County Daily Times

March 15, 2014 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned forward Arnett Moultrie to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Saturday. This marks Moultrie’s second assignment to the Sevens. He appeared in three games during a stretch from Feb. 4-9. Basketball Insiders

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The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have recalled forward Arnett Moultrie from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. Moultrie is scheduled to join the team tonight in Los Angeles. Moultrie was assigned to the Sevens on February 4 and appeared in three D-League games. NBA.com

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Moultrie rebuffed the reason that’s been given by Sixers coach Brett Brown, who has said the second-year forward remains inactive while getting into basketball shape. “It’s not my ankle. It’s not my conditioning,” Moultrie said, before the Sixers played the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. “But at this point, I really don’t care. I’m just sick of all the excuses. If it ain’t one thing, it’s another thing.” When pressed for the specific reason he’s been given for why he’s yet to play, Moultrie declined. “I’d rather not say,” he said. Sixers Dish

January 15, 2014 Updates

Christopher A. Vito: Tonight vs. Charlotte, according to #Sixers coach Brett Brown...Out: Lavoy Allen, Arnett Moultrie. In: Dewayne Dedmon, who signed yesterday. Twitter @ChrisVito

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76ers reserve power forward Arnett Moultrie participated in five-on-five scrimmaging for the first time this season at Tuesday’s practice at the University of Denver. “I’m glad to be out there, making progress,” said the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder, who had surgery on his left ankle in the preseason. “Obviously, I was a little winded.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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