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Sunday, November 9, 2014

76ers Injury Update: Malcolm Thomas hesitant about treatment for his injured knee

By on 11/09/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers fell to 0-6 on the season following a 118-115 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Tony Wroten lead the 76ers with 31 points, five rebounds and seven assists before fouling out. The 76ers were without backup power forward Malcolm Thomas with a knee injury. He's been playing on the injury, but now is undecided about what course of treatment he will have. .

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As reported by Keith Pompey at, Thomas has been playing with fluid on his left knee for the past week and a half. He had it drained last week and an MRI on Tuesday. If Thomas elects to have surgery, he will be out for four weeks. His other option is to continue to play with pain.

The surgery, if Thomas elects to go that route, would involve having his knee cleaned out, a procedure he's never had done before.

With Thomas out, expect Luc Mbah a Moute and Brandon Davies to see the bulk of the work at power forward

Thomas, who's played 28 NBA games over the past five seasons, is averaging 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game this season. Thomas has played for the Spurs, Bulls, Warriors, Jazz and 76ers and has career averages of 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

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