Sixers Notes: Sixers Lavoy Allen sidelined with calf injury

Posted: January 12, 2014

Lavoy Allen did not play Friday against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center and will miss Saturday's home game against the New York Knicks with a sore calf.

The 76ers reserve forward suffered the injury in Tuesday's 111-93 setback at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I think in relation to the longevity of it, it might not be as severe as we originally thought, where it is going to keep him out a long time," coach Brett Brown said before the Pistons game. "My history with calves is not a good one. . . . If you go too fast or you rush it back, it could knock out another six weeks."

The 6-foot-9, 255-pounder is averaging 5.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 18.5 minutes of action.

Cheeks returns

Friday night's game marked the first time Maurice Cheeks returned to Philadelphia as the Detroit Pistons coach.

The former NBA all-star point guard played 11 seasons with the Sixers. He helped the franchise win the championship in 1983. The Sixers have retired his No. 10 jersey.

Cheeks coached the Sixers from 2005 to 2008.

"Any time I come back here and walk in the building, because players always remind me the pictures on the wall, [retired] numbers in the rafters," Cheeks said. "So it's always something special any time I come back here."

Brown's back

As expected, the Sixes recalled Lorenzo Brown Friday after a one-game stint with the Delaware 87ers, their NBA Development League team.

He flew from Reno, Nev., on that day to make it back in time for the game against the Pistons. The day before, the rookie point guard 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.

This was Brown's second stint with the 87ers. He played five games with the Newark, Del., based team before being recalled Monday. Brown was with the Sixers on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

87ers add Fesenko

The 87ers have acquired center Kyrylo Fesenko.

The 7-foot-1, 280-pounder recently played 24 games for BC Donestsk in the Ukrainian Superleague, where he averaged nine points, six rebounds, and 18 minutes of action.

The Sixers used the 38th overall pick in the 2007 draft on the Ukrainian player. They traded rights for him to the Utah Jazz on draft night.

He played with the Utah Flash of the D-League during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.

The 87ers waived small forward Reeves Nelson to make room for Fesenko.

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