Sixers Notes: Moultrie sidelined after ankle surgery

Philadelphia 76ers' Arnett Moultrie goes up for a shot past Indiana Pacers' Christian Watford during an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 8, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Philadelphia 76ers' Arnett Moultrie goes up for a shot past Indiana Pacers' Christian Watford during an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 8, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (AP)
Posted: September 29, 2013

Arnett Moultrie is back on the shelf.

The 76ers power forward is not expected to play until 2014 after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair his left ankle. The 6-foot-10, 245-pounder was hurt while scrimmaging a couple of weeks ago.

This isn't the first time Moultrie was hampered by an ankle injury.

The second-year player missed the Orlando Summer League in 2012 after injuring his ankle during a predraft workout in Sacramento, Calif. Still plagued by the injury in last year's training camp, he was not in shape at the start of the season. In December, he was sent down to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League for seven games.

In other injury news, reserve center Kwame Brown strained his right hamstring during preseason workouts.

Richardson's status

Jason Richardson won't return to action anytime soon.

The 76ers guard suffered a season-ending left kneecap injury in January and will miss at least the first 21/2 months of this season.

"We are pushing late January, early February, hopefully to see how mentally I'm doing and how physically I'm doing," Richardson said. "But right now, we are in a slow process."

The former Michigan State standout, who is entering 13th NBA season, has not been cleared to run yet. His workouts consist of riding an exercise bike, lifting weights, and swimming.

"No impact stuff right now," he said. "The doctor wants me to hold back on that."

Richardson averaged 10.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 33 games last season, his first with the Sixers.

Sixers add swingman

The Sixers signed Hollis Thompson to a non-guaranteed contract. The 6-8 swingman went undrafted out of Georgetown in 2012.

DiLeo joins Wizards

Former Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo will join the Washington Wizards as a scout, Yahoo Sports reported.

DiLeo served as the Sixers GM last season. He spent 23 years with the Sixers.

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