Sixers are young, but hopefully also funPosted by Inside Hoops
The overwhelming belief is the 76ers are going to be the NBA’s worst team. But based on two preseason games in Europe, it still might be fun to keep tabs on their maturation process.
The Sixers push the ball, attack the rim, and keep defensive heat on opponents.
“I’m very proud of my teammates for playing hard and playing tough,” veteran guard Evan Turner said Tuesday after a 103-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England. “Any time you do that, you give yourself a chance to win night in and night out.”
But the Sixers roster wasn’t built to win night in and night out.
The team has only six players with more than two years of NBA experience. Veteran holdovers Thad Young, Spencer Hawes, and Turner are the squad’s core players. For the most part, they are surrounded by former first-round picks who were cast away and undrafted rookies.
Reported by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer