Running the Give and Go are CSNPhilly.com Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato and producer/reporters Matt Haughton and Paul Hudrick. My prediction for the 2017-18 season has to do with an issue nagging the Sixers for years now. Joel Embiid started when healthy.
Brett Brown has had plenty of hands-on experience working with and charting the developmental path for promising, young players, between the 12 years he spent in San Antonio – where he helped the Spurs go on a dynastic run – and now his time here in Philadelphia. As the head coach prepares for his fifth season with the 76ers, he does so with arguably the clearest, stable sense yet of which blue chippers the team is counting on to form the core of a sustained winner. The anchor, of course, figures to be Joel Embiid, who, in his highly-anticipated debut season, displayed franchise player potential in the 31 games he played. Ben Simmons, during a summer filled with 5-on-5 pickup, seems to have reaffirmed to those watching him that the transformative promise he showed at last year’s summer league, and in one season at LSU, was indeed legitimate.
With training camp starting next week, our resident basketball analysts will discuss some of the hottest topics involving the Sixers. Running the Give and Go are CSNPhilly.com Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato and producer/reporters Matt Haughton and Paul Hudrick. In this edition, we discuss the biggest challenge for head coach Brett Brown this season. Camerato For years Brett Brown has faced the challenge of piecing together a shorthanded roster to put some kind of, any kind of, rotation on the floor. This season he will have healthier players to work with, and that in itself will pose a different set of challenges. Brown has a young roster that is eager to play. Former No. 1 pick Ben Simmons