Mar 21, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Arnett Moultrie (5) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 101-100. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Basketball: Is Arnett Moultrie worth a roster spot?

Fantasy basketball owners should always be looking to tinker with their roster.

Staying complacent is the easiest way to watch someone else fly by you in the standings.

April 3, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Arnett Moultrie (5) dunks the ball and scores during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

One way to add to your team is to look for guys coming back off of injury. One such guy is Philadelphia 76ers second-year forward Arnett Moultrie.

Moultrie certainly isn’t a household name and isn’t owned in any ESPN leagues, but is a guy worth keeping an eye on as he could warrant a spot in deeper leagues.

Moultrie is a guy I was very high on coming out of college and could make his season debut as soon as Wednesday after a long recovery from ankle surgery.

His numbers as a rookie didn’t jump off the page as he averaged only 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. But keep in mind that he only averaged 11.5 minutes per game last season under former Sixers’ coach Doug Collins.

That could change right off the bat with Philadelphia so thin in the frontcourt and Lavoy Allen nursing a sore right calf that has forced him to miss the last two games.

Moultrie should get the minutes that were going to Brandon Davies and should immediately be the Sixers top backup at the 4 and the 5 for the time being.

I have always loved Moultrie’s skill set as he can not only score on the inside but can stretch the floor as well. He also brings solid rebounding and free-throw shooting to the table.

In his final year at Mississippi State in 2011-12, Moultrie averaged 10.5 rebounds per game while shooting 78.0 percent from the charity stripe.

Given the minutes, he has the talent to make a decent impact in terms of fantasy number.

Monitor him out of the gate as Moultrie certainly could garner some attention for a roster spot in deeper leagues.


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