CHARLESTON, S.C.–When one looks at young Philadelphia 76ers guard Jaden Springer, they will see that after being the 28th pick in the 2021 NBA draft, he played a grand total of two games. He spent the majority of his first season in the NBA by playing in the G League with the Delaware Blue Coats.
He had success in Delaware and it appears that he is taking that momentum and bringing it with him into his second season with the Sixers.
So far in training camp, Springer caught the eyes of veteran teammates such as PJ Tucker as he is impressing them with his play and tenacity on the defensive end. The young man, 20, out of Tennessee has continued to take steps forward and the Sixers have a lot of hope for him as they move forward.
“I’ve just been putting in the work all summer, pretty much all the guys have,” said Springer. “The whole team’s been working, so I can definitely say that, but I don’t know. I feel like it’s starting to come together a little bit, starting to settle in. There’s still a lot to improve on, but I feel like I’m going in the right direction.”
Not playing much in the 2021-22 season and seeing so many young guys make impacts elsewhere is pushing Springer to want to be better. He wants to be out on the floor and, in order to do that, he has to put the work in.
“Having that feeling and watching guys, in my mind, I wanna get out there so bad,” he finished. “Do anything I can to try and compete with my team and everything. That’s been my mindset.”