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Sixers release Pressey. Wroten, Marshall back on roster

The Sixers released guard Phil Pressey on Friday to make room for guards Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall. Wroten could play Saturday.

The Sixers just announced that they have released point guard Phil Pressey and recalled guards Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten from their NBA Development League affiliate Delaware 87ers.

Pressey played 14 games for the team, averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 assists. He was picked up by the team early in the season when they were granted an extra roster spot due to having four players on long term injury. Now that Wroten is ready to return from his torn ACL suffered last January, the spot was lost.

In 102 games with the Sixers, Wroten has averaged 14.1 points and made 330 three-pointers. He can play both the point guard spot and the off guard position, a luxury coach Brett Brown is sure to welcome.

Wroten was scheduled to return to the team sometime next week, but said in the Madison Square Garden locker room on Wednesday that he will be making his debut on Saturday when the Denver Nuggets visit the Wells Fargo Center.

Marshall, who may step into the starting point guard spot once he is healthy, could still be a few weeks away from returning.