Brett Brown Rumors
Between the Sixers’ young talent, and the signings of veteran free agents Jerryd Bayless, Gerald Henderson, and Sergio Rodriguez, Brown acknowledged that there will be a new look, and set of expectations associated with this season’s roster. 975TheFanatic: “It’s a reset button, this years roster is completely different than the last 3 years & I too share the excitement the city feels” – Brett.
Brown then joined Anthony Gargano and the Fanatic Morning Show Monday to further discuss the state of the Sixers. Along with the drafting of Ben Simmons number one overall this past June, and his subsequent promising play in the Utah Jazz and Samsung NBA Summer Leagues, one of the most significant off-season plotlines concerning the Sixers has been the improving health of Joel Embiid. Brown said Friday on The Lowe Post podcast that the seven-plus foot tall center is “on track” to be ready for the pre-season, and during his talk with Gargano Monday, the head coach appeared to double-down on that statement.
Sixers head coach Brett Brown, was noncommittal on the topic while visiting the Nova Care Complex to catch the Eagles practice — but made it clear that Simmons would have the ball in his hands a lot. “I can’t wait for the season to begin and all over the place I’m very, very excited to start our season,” Brown said. “I think [Simmons] is going to have some taste of [point guard] for sure. He’ll dictate that himself when he rebounds and leads the break. I’ve said it many times, I think the NBA point guard is the hardest position in the NBA.