Hollis Thompson is the latest name added to the Philadelphia 76ers training camp roster. Thompson will join Khalif Wyatt, Vander Blue, Darius Morris and Rodney Williams at the start of training camp on Sept. 28, 2013 at Saint Joseph’s University’s Hagan Arena.
At this moment, all five players have a good chance of seeing minutes during the regular season. The mounting injuries are depleting an already below-average roster. Forward Arnett Moultrie, guard Jason Richardson and center Nerlens Noel won’t be back either this season or January. Big men Lavoy Allen and Kwame Brown apparently are also hurt, but the Sixers haven’t confirmed the severity of their injuries.
The Sixers are looking more like the favorites to add projected top draft pick Andrew Wiggins next summer. The training camp roster will give the Sixers a way to assess the team.
Thompson, Wyatt, Blue and Williams are all undrafted rookies who are untested, while Morris has been warming the Los Angeles Lakers bench for the past two seasons.
All five will probably see significant minutes as well as post solid stats during their time this season, with the Sixers relying heavily on every player on the roster. They will need to take advantage of their significant minutes if they are to remain on the roster full-time, otherwise they’ll see time with the Delaware 87ers.
Blue was on the All Big East Second Team while playing at Marquette, Wyatt is a hometown player from Temple and the current A-10 Player of the Year, Williams averaged 10 points and five rebounds for Minnesota last year, and Thompson played for the D-League’s Tulsa 66ers last year.