HoopsHype Arnett Moultrie rumors

September 20, 2012 Updates

Remember that high ankle sprain that Sixers rookie Arnett Moultrie suffered while working out for NBA teams prior to the draft? The one that had the 6-11 Moultrie hobbling around when he was introduced to the city a few months back? Turns out that the healing process has actually been a little bit slower than expected this summer. Moultrie came out of his walking boot in July, nearly two months ago, but he hasn’t been able to play five-on-five all summer long. Moultrie also missed games at the Orlando summer league for rookies and free agents. However, the Sixers are not overly concerned about this. I spoke with president Rod Thorn about this briefly on Thursday and he said that he expects Moultrie to get up to speed during training camp, which begins Oct. 2. “We’ll have some concerns about his conditioning, the usual things,” Thorn said, “but I think he’s going to be fine.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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Moultrie showed up Friday with a walking boot on his left ankle, saying he twisted the ankle at a recent workout in Sacramento. He said the injury is not serious, but he is unlikely to be ready for the start of summer league workouts in Orlando on July 9. Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Suns' intensifying interest in Mississippi State power forward Arnett Moultrie raised eyebrows for more than just the rise Moultrie has enjoyed from the 20s on most draft boards a few weeks ago. While the Suns still have a high interest in North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall and a few wing players like Saturday visitor Jeremy Lamb of Connecticut, they brought back Moultrie for a second in-town workout on Sunday and visited his family in Memphis last week. Moultrie is an intriguing mix of athleticism, skill and nasty for the Suns' 13th pick, but Phoenix has four big men under contract (Marcin Gortat, Channing Frye, Hakim Warrick and last year's first-round pick, Markieff Morris) and has stated that it intends to match any offer sheet for restricted free agent Robin Lopez. Arizona Republic

However, Lamb went into Phoenix this weekend and toughed out a workout on the bad ankle. A source in Phoenix told me the Suns were impressed with his toughness and willingness to fight through the workout. His performance there could keep him in the lottery. If Lamb is gone, Terrence Ross, Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers are all possibilities here. So is Arnett Moultrie. ESPN.com

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Sources say the Hornets are seriously considering North Carolina 7-foot center Tyler Zeller for their 10th overall pick. Zeller worked out for the Hornets on June 4, along with Illinois center Meyers Leonard, Mississippi State power forward/center Arnett Moultrie and Kentucky power forward Terrence Jones. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Right now, sources say Leonard and Henson are the two leading candidates in the group. Sullinger has slid on the Pistons' draft board since the team saw his draft combine physical. Mississippi State's Arnett Moultrie is also in the running for the No. 9 pick; however, he's more of a long shot. He worked out earlier with the Pistons. ESPN.com

Ryan Blake, the senior director of NBA scouting operations, said five players whom the Mavs could consider at No. 17 include Washington shooting guard Terrence Ross, Mississippi State power forward Arnett Moultrie, St. John's small forward Moe Harkless, Illinois center Meyers Leonard and North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall. Blake, however, believes Jones will be long gone before the Mavs make their first selection. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

June 23, 2012 Updates

The Sixers, who have the 15th, 45th, and 54th overall picks in next week's draft, will bring in five more players Saturday, all of them big men. The group includes: John Henson, a 6-10 forward (13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game), and Tyler Zeller, a 6-11 center (16.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.5 bpg), both from North Carolina; Baylor 6-10 forward Perry Jones (13.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg); Mississippi State 6-10 forward Arnett Moultrie (16.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg), and St. Bonaventure 6-9 forward Andrew Nicholson (18.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.0 bpg). Philadelphia Inquirer

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