HoopsHype Tony Wroten rumors

January 23, 2015 Updates

The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Sam Hinkie regarding the status of Sixers guard Tony Wroten. “During our game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, Tony Wroten suffered an injury to his right knee. Over the past week, we have worked closely with Tony, our medical and sports performance teams, his representatives, and renowned specialists in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and provide him with the best possible care. After this extensive process, it has been determined that Tony sustained a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and that the best course of action for Tony’s basketball career is to repair his ACL surgically. While the precise timing and details of the procedure are still being finalized, what has been determined is that the ACL will need to be surgically repaired." NBA.com

January 21, 2015 Updates

The word on leading scorer Tony Wroten seems much worse. Wroten was to fly to California today to see a specialist about his ailing right knee. He tore the ACL in that knee in high school and had arthroscopic surgery on it before his only season at the University of Washington. He has had it drained at least once this season. "We need more people in the mix helping us to form a decision that is ultimately what is best for him," Brown said. "Everybody understands how we treat our players. He's no different. We need more information to deliver something to the media, and to Tony, that he can follow through with. Obviously, we're concerned. We wouldn't do this type of measure if it wasn't something that was worrisome to us. But there's another layer left and that's it." Philadelphia Inquirer

January 20, 2015 Updates

76ers backup point guard Tony Wroten will fly to California Wednesday morning to see a specialist about his sprained right knee. “We need more people in the mix, helping us form a decision that’s ultimately what’s best for him,” coach Brett Brown said following Tuesday’s practice. “Everybody understands how we treat our players and we should, and he’s no different. We need more information to deliver something to the media and to Tony, you know, that he can follow through with.” Philadelphia Inquirer

January 19, 2015 Updates

If the team is going to send their leading scorer out west, it would seem there is a serious issue. In any case, expect Wroten to be sidelined for quite some time. Don't be surprised if the next update on him measures his return as sometime after the All-Star break. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Tony Wroten went out of his way to say how much he loves every aspect of his professional life in Philadelphia. You didn't have to look very hard to see the tinge of wonderment in his eyes, however, when he was asked about a rumor circulating that he may be part of a deal that would send him to the Los Angeles Clippers. "You hear it. You hear what you hear, but whatever happens, happens," said Wroten, the Sixers' leading scorer at 17.2 a game. "I just control the ball on the court, really. You hear about the rumors and I let my team and my agent handle that. With this team there is a lot of change and a lot of new faces, but that's a part of the business. You just have to cherish the moment with the team when you can." Philadelphia Inquirer

January 7, 2015 Updates

According to a league source, the conversation is in preliminary stages. It’s unclear what the Clippers would offer (or what the Sixers would want) for Wroten, but they were interested enough in the point guard to inquire. Wroten initially said he doesn’t pay attention to the trade rumors, then added “yeah, you hear it. You hear what you hear.” Wroten said he’s content to let the team and his agent handle the matter. He also said he expects to remain in Philadelphia, though he admitted that other teams asking about him is flattering. CSNPhilly.com

Under president and general manager Sam Hinkie, the Sixers have become one of the most active teams in the NBA. Wroten said he and his teammates understand that they will be inevitably linked to trade talks or potential personnel moves. “You pretty much know that it’s going to happen, especially on this team,” Wroten said. “A lot of change. A lot of new faces. But it’s part of the business. You have to cherish the moment as best you can." CSNPhilly.com

“I’m auditioning for everybody. But I was blessed and fortunate enough, with a few guys, who got to stay on this team. It’s like you feel wanted. I continue to play for the lovely fans and the lovely community and see where it takes us.” CSNPhilly.com

A league source has confirmed to Liberty Ballers that the the Philadelphia 76ers are fielding trade inquiries about point guard Tony Wroten. Dan Woike of the Orange County Register was first to report the trade chatter regarding Wroten, which Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia's John Gonzalez confirmed shortly after. LibertyBallers.com

December 23, 2014 Updates

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