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Brown believes the added exposure is great. He said it allows the Sixers to display their state-of-the art practice facility and team culture on a national stage. They also will showcase their players and coaches. “We are going to open up and let them in,” he said.
Jim Eichenhofer: Brett Brown on more surprises while scouting #Pelicans: “This team is different when you weigh the stats vs. what you think they are with their personnel, and I give them credit… it isn’t a small-ball game at all but it is still fast and three-point oriented in a lot of ways.”
Embiid rarely practices. In short, the Sixers are trying to keep him upright for as long as they can. So when these back-to-backs come up, the organization merely has to figure out which one he’s going to sit. “It’s a great question,” said Sixers coach Brett Brown. “And sometimes we, he, shares in all of this. This is a collaborative thing. Sometimes it’s tilted towards he wanted to play, and we wanted him to play in front of our home fans. Other times there are situations that we listen to but ultimately, sort of the holy grail of the decision rests on health. How do we feel we can manage is health the best?
Brown — who has had to find ways to engage several of his team’s top picks the past several seasons, as Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Ben Simmons all missed extended periods because of injury — sees the film study as a chance for Fultz to improve his mind while his body keeps him off the court. “It’s like, ‘What do you see? What do you think? Why do you think that?’ And you treat it like it’s a college classroom,” Brown said. “Then you get him on the court, and you do things that can improve his skill but not beat up on his shoulder.”