Lineup changes in store for depleted Sixers?

Lineup changes in store for depleted Sixers?
February 24, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Brett Brown should have three new players available Monday night in Eric Maynor, Byron Mullens and Henry Sims. (USA Today Images)

The Sixers had two lengthy practices Saturday and Sunday after Friday’s 12-point loss to Dallas in an effort to integrate the three new players they have added.

Danny Granger would be a fourth player, but his situation remains unresolved. He is either working toward a buyout or will surprise many and put on a Sixers uniform for the final 26 games before his contract expires and he becomes a free agent this summer.

Expect to see the same starting lineup versus the Bucks tonight as Brett Brown used Friday against the Mavericks. In the backcourt he started Elliott Williams alongside Michael Carter-Williams. James Anderson and Thaddeus Young were the forwards, and Arnett Moultrie in his first-ever NBA start played out of position at center.

“Probably not,” Brown said after Sunday’s practice when asked if he would start one of the newcomers tonight. “I think you will see that sooner than later. Arnett really is a four man. I am pairing him up with Thad because he has been here and he knows our structure a little bit.”

“[Moultrie] is probably a C-plus in regards to fitness. You look at Byron [Mullens] or Henry [Sims] and they are more of a natural pairing with Thad at the five. You probably won’t see it [Monday], but not far after that.”

Mullens is in his fifth NBA season and has made 66 starts at the center position, though none this season.

Sims over the last two seasons has made an appearance in 22 games, never as a starter.