Welcome back to “Who’s This Guy?” a look at the 2013-14 Sixers Roster. Yesterday we introduced you to Spencer Hawes. Today we meet the talented yet underdeveloped Tony Wroten Jr.
Name: Tony Wroten Jr.
2013-14 Salary: $ 1.1 Million
2012-13 Stats (per Basketball-Reference.com) 7.8 MPG, 2.6 PPG, 1.2 APG, 0.2 SPG
How Acquired: Trade with Memphis for protected 2nd Round Draft Pick and Trade Exception.
Pros: He doesn’t make a lot of money which is good for the future of the team, they don’t have to really commit to him. Scouts say he’s athletic, and he’s very aggressive on offense, which is evident in his 2.6 PPG average last season. He’s fast, and apparently has the ability to get to the rim often, sometimes once a game, sometimes more than once a game. Again, its all in the stats folks. He’s a strong defender and is athletic so he can slide around He was projected to be a combo guard, which is why he had trouble getting out of the D-League and onto the court in Memphis. Here he will just have to wait until Evan Turner decides that it isn’t his night to be aggressive and Wroten should be able to give the team some good minutes.
Cons: He has a weak right hand when he dribbles, which is weird, because from what I can find he’s right handed. He doesn’t shoot well and he turns the ball over a lot when he plays even though he’s considered a very good passer. (Somebody likes to dribble too much.) He has drawn comparisons to Tyreke Evans, so take that as you will…….
I mean, hey, what the hell, maybe he blossoms here, maybe he doesn’t. In the end, does it really matter? (Yes, it does) In the meantime, check out these clips of him playing at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am.
Tomorrow: Arnett Moultrie