Since summer league has ended, the Sixers won't officially reconvene until training camp kicks off September 29th from Stockton College. With all the players having a good amount of free time now, we take a look at what most of them have been up to lately.
- New Sixers center Jahlil Okafor and swingman Robert Covington were in attendance for the team's annual Beach Bash on July 31, held at Jack's Place in Avalon, New Jersey. The pair signed autographs, and then at one point played in a relaxed game of pickup with some young fans. Big Jah refused to show any mercy.
<iframe src="https://vine.co/v/eHWrTAdPF1V/embed/simple" width="600" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><script src="https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script>
You can see some pictures from their game here.
- Hollis Thompson and Jordan McRae are spending some of their suiting up for some local pro-am action. Both played in the AEBL (Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League) this past weekend, with McRae playing for The Street Execs, while Thompson joined Paul Millsap and TSF as they took on a team that included Lou Williams and Josh Smith. No word on their stats, but McRae's team advanced to the final four, while TSF lost. Williams ended up dropping 51 points.
There's not a ton to take out of this game other than the fact that holy hell, Thompson looks jacked as hell these days. He's bigger than Millsap and Smith!
(photo courtesy of @AEBLHOOPS)
For a guy that lost 20 pounds at one point due to illness, it's good to see that he's put that weight back on, and then some.
- It's been just over six months since Tony Wroten had surgery to repair his partially torn ACL. Nobody is entirely sure of when he'll return to game action, but if this video is any indication, he could be ready sooner rather than later.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">for yall wondering about <a href="https://twitter.com/TWroten_LOE">@TWroten_LOE</a> return here you go and it's only been 6 months <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/contractyear?src=hash">#contractyear</a> <a href="http://t.co/cBmdehUdf6">pic.twitter.com/cBmdehUdf6</a></p>— $COOBY MILE$ (@scoobymiles) <a href="https://twitter.com/scoobymiles/status/629381667098996736">August 6, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Love the hashtag. Wroten's return would give the team a little stability at the point guard position, where the only lock right now is Isaiah Canaan.
His recovery will definitely be something to monitor closely as we approach October.