Allen is latest injured Sixer

The 76ers' Lavoy Allen (50) has a sore right calf. He could become the eighth Sixer to miss at least one game this season with an injury.
The 76ers' Lavoy Allen (50) has a sore right calf. He could become the eighth Sixer to miss at least one game this season with an injury. (   RON CORTES / Staff Photographer)
Posted: January 11, 2014

The 76ers just can't stay healthy.

This time, the injury bug hit Lavoy Allen, who is questionable for Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center. The reserve forward hurt his right calf.

"We are just monitoring his calf, seeing that he had a minor tweak," coach Brett Brown said Thursday after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Is it a strain? Or is it a minor calf pull? We will determine that when our trainer [Kevin Johnson] comes back."

The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Allen could become the eighth Sixer to miss at least one game this season with an injury.

Michael Carter-Williams missed a total of 11 games with a right-knee infection/soreness and a bruised arch in his left foot. Spencer Hawes (left-knee soreness), Tony Wroten (lower- back strain) and Daniel Orton (right-knee soreness), who was waived Tuesday, were all sidelined for two games. Wroten also missed the Sixers' last two games with flu symptoms and a migraine headache. He returned to practice Thursday. Evan Turner (right-knee soreness) also missed a game.

Nerlens Noel (left knee), Jason Richardson (left knee), and Arnett Moultrie (left ankle) have yet to play in a game this season.

Brown sent down

The Sixers reassigned reserve point guard Lorenzo Brown to the Delaware 87ers, their NBA Development League affiliate.

Brown played five games with the 87ers, based in Newark, Del., before he was recalled Monday. He played for the Sixers on Monday against Minnesota and Tuesday against Cleveland.

On Thursday, the rookie finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, four turnovers, and one assist in the 87ers' 113-108 loss to the Texas Legends at the D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev.

"I expect him to be here [Friday]," Brown said. "We need bodies. It's not like we are boasting size, depth, or experience. So we need to get what we can get done as a group by committee, and he's a part of that."

Acting lesson

Actors Kevin Hart and Ice Cube showed up at the end of practice. They are in town to promote their movie, Ride Along.

Hart, a Philadelphia native and Sixers fan, joked with the players about their rough season. The diminutive George Washington High graduate even tricked a few Sixers into betting him $100 that he couldn't make 3 of 5 three-pointers by purposely missing shots. Once they agreed to the bet, he drained three of five long-range baskets.


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