Tony Wroten's timeline to return from a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament is December. Just don't tell that to him. The 76ers point guard tweeted “NOVEMBER” hours after Friday night’s 99-71 home-opening setback to the Utah Jazz at Wells Fargo Center. "I'm trying to come back as soon as I can when I'm ready," Wroten said. "I have been putting in overtime. It's coming soon. My knee just feels great. I just want to be out there and help my team." Wroten has looked good while cutting and attacking the basket in drills. The fourth-year veteran has been finishing layup drills with dunks and hitting corner three-pointers. The Sixers acquired the 6-foot-6, 205-pounder on Aug. 22, 2013 from the Memphis Grizzlies for a 2014 second-round pick that was top 50 protected. All signs point to the Sixers not offering Wroten a rookie-deal extension prior to Monday’s early deadline. As a result, it appears the 22-year-old will become an restricted free agent in the summer. He would, however, become unrestricted if the Sixers don’t extend the $3.2 million qualifying offer by June 30 he’s in line to make. It’s common for NBA teams to not offer early rookie-deal extensions. Of the 30 first-rounders in the 2012 draft class, Wroten is one of 17 that have yet to receive extensions.
Wroten focused on return, not contract extension
Philly.com | Nov 1