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Tony Wroten To See Specialist About Knee, Covington Part Of Sixers Core

According to Tom Moore, Tony Wroten will head to California tomorrow to see a specialist about his problematic right knee. A separate report says that the Sixers consider Robert Covington part of their core.

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According to Tom Moore of Calkins Media, Tony Wroten will fly out to California tomorrow to see a specialist about his right knee sprain.

Wroten re-aggravated the knee in the Sixers loss to the Hawks last week, and has missed the last 4 games because of it. He did not travel with the team to either Toronto or Detroit.

Wroten initially injured his right knee against the Nets on November 26th and missed the next 6 games. The knee then caused him to miss the Sixers road win against Miami on December 23rd. In all, Wroten has missed 11 games due to complications with the injury.

Brown had initially brought up the possibility that Wroten would be sent to California to see a specialist after the Sixers game against the Pelicans. At the time, it sounded like something that could be more than just a couple of games.

Wroten is leading the team in scoring with a career-high 16.9 points per game while also adding 5.2 assists per night.

Robert Covington a part of the Sixers core?

According to Shams Charania of RealGM, NBA teams have been interested in acquiring Sixers 2nd year forward Robert Covington. According to Charania, the Sixers consider Covington to be a part of their core.

A few NBA teams have placed interest in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, but the 24-year-old sharpshooter has been made largely unavailable from trade inquiries as a core part of the franchise's long-term plans, league sources told RealGM.
-- Shams Charania, RealGM

The Sixers just signed Covington from the D-League on November 15th to a deal that could reportedly total just over $4.1 million over 4 years. Covington won the D-League's rookie of the year last season for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Jason Richardson's Birthday

Jason Richardson, far and away the elder statesmen on this Sixers team, turned 34 today.

The Sixers players, of course, had a little fun with this.

Richardson did get another birthday present: he participated in non-contact basketball drills for the first time since suffering a stress fracture in his foot during training camp.

Richardson is on the final year ($6.6 million) of his contract.

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