Last week Brett Brown laid out a few objectives for this season his first as coach of the 76ers. One of them he echoed was developing Michael Carter-Williams.
And by the sounds of it Brown and his staff won’t be the only teachers the rookie point guard will have this season.
“Tony Wroten is the best development coach that Michael Carter-Williams will have this year because Tony Wroten’s energy pick-up points physicality make it real” Brown said recently. “And it develops Michael in relation to the lay of the land of the NBA. It’s a big-boy stage and there’s a physicality Tony can bring to the table so when we start scrimmaging and there’s either a casual approach or an aloofness or a cruisy type of style Tony tightens it up and makes it real – real quick.
“It’s a good thing. Those two will help each other. This is a really healthy thing. We’re going to do our due diligence with all the skill work but from a reality standpoint on the court Tony’s got that junkyard dog in him that m