Welcome back to “Who’s This Guy?” a look at the 2013-14 Sixers Roster. Yesterday we introduced you to Pro-Am standout Tony Wroten. Today we meet the guy the Heat drafted with their only pick in 2012, then traded immediately to the Sixers, Arnett Moultrie.
Name: Arnett Moultrie
College: UTEP/ Mississippi State
2013-14 Salary (per Basketball-Reference.com): $ 1.08 Million
2012-13 Stats (per Basketball-Reference.com): 11.5 MPG, 3.7 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 0.2 BPG
How Acquired: Trade with Miami for Justin Hamilton and Future 1st Round Draft Pick.
Pros: He makes less money than Tony Wroten this season, which is good and bad of course. He’s strong and athletic. He showed flashes as a rookie when he was actually allowed to set foot on the court, but then again, he couldn’t be allowed to steal minutes from Kwame Brown! He was considered a decent low post player on the offensive end and a good defender before he was stapled to the bench. It’s entirely possible that Coach Doug Collins just wanted to develop him rather than let him get swallowed up as so many young big men do in this league.
Cons: He spent most of his rookie season in Collins’ dog house, which was great for his development as an NBA player I’m sure. He isn’t a very good shot blocker and was known to settle for outside shots at times, which is killer in the NBA. He does need to add to his offensive game and be more aggressive when he’s playing against more seasoned forwards in the league. Here are highlights from his breakout game against the Jazz, which led to more time on the bench for some reason…
Doug Collins got straight up confusing by the end of the season last year. Young players are supposed to learn and make mistakes and it seemed that he was never permitted to do that. He again, could be a strong low-post player and a presence that the Sixers will need in the future, especially if Nerlens Noel doesn’t put on weight.
Tomorrow: Nerlens Noel