DENVER - Brett Brown studied the 76ers in the Orlando Summer League when he was a candidate to fill the team's coaching vacancy.
Brown, who was hired in August, liked what he saw of power forward Arnett Moultrie in Orlando.
"There was an athleticism and energy that was different than our group," the coach recalled after the shootaround for Wednesday night's game against Denver at the Pepsi Center.
Brown says the trick is to make sure that Moultrie displays that energy and athleticism every night once the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder finally sees the court.
The second-year player participated in five-on-five scrimmages Tuesday for the first time this season after preseason surgery on his left ankle. He is expected to play later this month. An exact date for his return will depend on his conditioning, which at the time is not good.