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By the end of last season even point guard Jrue Holiday had to admit that he was a little worn down. The All-Star point guard said he was a victim of his position because he not only had to to find scoring opportunities for himself but also for others.
Then Holiday often had to defend the opposing team’s ball handler which frequently made him the focus of the pick-and-roll. It added up. The physicality of the position and the mental strength it takes to get through a long season took its toll.
If that’s the way it went for a veteran an All-Star point guard moving into his prime athletic years how will it go for Michael Carter-Williams the Sixers’ rookie point guard from Syracuse? At 6-foot-6 and a slight 185 pounds Carter-Williams has the length to be an extraordinary point guard but the size is a bit lacking. Add in the inexperience and playing a demanding position and it could be a tough season for Carter-Williams.
Then again Carter-Williams understands what he's facing;...
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I’m going to try and give Royce White some breathing room on this one. According to CBS3 in Philadelphia, White did not travel to Spain for the Sixers preseason game on Sunday against Bilbao. The Sixers will also travel travel to Manchester, England for a preseason game on Tuesday against the Thunder. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer also confirmed for me that White was...
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Jamaicans couldn’t be bobsledders either until Irving Blitzer realized the potential they had and led them to the Calgary Olympics in the classic Disney movie “Cool Runnings”.
So what do new 76ers coach Brett Brown and Irving Blitzer have in common?
The answer: They both helped start a great movement.
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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...
Brett Brown has been unabashedly honest in saying that the development of Michael Carter-Williams is one of his highest priorities this season. The first-year 76ers coach also said he'll be getting help in that realm leaning upon second-year guard Tony Wroten to bring along the rookie point guard out of Syracuse.
“It's a big-boy stage and there's a physicality Tony...
Sixers Royce White said before the start of NBA training camp that he had plans to travel with the team to Europe for preseason action despite his anxiety disorder. Looks as if Royce was quite ready for that leap of faith, and instead stayed in Philly while the team hits up Spain and England.
“It really was just based on our team doctor giving me and Sam (Henkie, Sixers GM) and...
Anyone who reads me closely on this site should know that I’ve had a very critical view of point guard Michael Carter-Williams since his No. 11 selection to the Sixers in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Much to my displeasure, my fears about the 6-foot-6, 185 pound guard were realized during Orlando Pro Summer League where he looked lost on offense, atrocious at shooting the basketball and...