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Sixers Reportedly Release Tony Wroten To Make Room For Ish Smith

In light of the Ish Smith trade, someone had to go.

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After the 76ers reportedly acquired Ish Smith for draft picks, the Sixers had to release a player to make room. In a slight surprise, the answer was former Process-favorite Tony Wroten according to Yahoo's Marc Spears

Wroten returned after a lengthy rehab from ACL surgery in early December and had been rusty to begin the season. He has accumulated more turnovers than he has made shots, rebounds, or assists to date. He also looks the same: unbelievably left-handed and careless with the basketball and still able to drive past smaller defenders despite the ACL injury.

Wroten was not under contract beyond this season, though he is only 22-years-old and is still perceived as a high upside talent. However, in his third year as a Sixer, he hadn't shown any meaningful improvement. It's a shame since Tony was one of the most exciting and likable parts of the Sixers for more than two years.

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