Archive: October, 2010
The 76ers training camp at St. Joseph's is in its final day. This morning, the Sixers held their non-contact session, which was mostly running through plays, 5-on-0, shooting drills, etc. Tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Sixers will practice/scrimmage in a session that is open to the media and season ticket holders. It will be our first opportunity to assess a number of topics: Is Jrue Holiday really up to the hype? What role might Evan Turner play on this team? Where is Andre Iguodala's game? And how will all the new guys fit in?
If you want live updates from tonight's scrimmage, you can follow on Twitter: Deep Sixer. I'll also post some analysis by Sunday morning, so if you have time while prepping for the Eagles/Redskins game, that'll be online. From this morning, there should be two videos in the video player below (and hopefully one embedded in this post). One is Doug Collins talking about Thaddeus Young's play, the other is Jrue Holiday talking about his ambidexterity (yeah, he can even brush his teeth left-landed).
Before tonight's on-court session, here are three topics coming from camp today:
The Sixers used the second pick in the draft on Evan Turner, but Turner has struggled in his limited professional exposure thus far. CineSport's Noah Coslov chats with the Inquirer's Kate Fagan about Evan Turner's progress in camp.
76ers are nearing the end of this season's training camp at St. Joseph's University. Their morning session ended about 11:45 inside Hagan Arena. They'll practice tonight and then twice tomorrow before wrapping up what will be a 5-day training camp.
Here's the injury update: Tony Battie (right knee synovitis) and Andre Nocioni (ankle sprain) practiced, guard James Florence (hamstring) and Darius Songaila (lower back stiffness) did not practice. This morning's session was non-contact, so likely both Battie and Nocioni will be limited tonight when the team does more competitive drills and scrimmages. As a reminder, Saturday night's session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is open to the media and to season-ticket holders so hopefully we'll have a long blog post after watching a full practice.
After this morning's session, a lot of the questions still centered around the progress of rookie guard Evan Turner. Sixers coach Doug Collins discussed Turner's progress and we talked to Turner himself. It's difficult at this point to really get a feel for Turner's role, but we'll let everyone read into Collins' quotes. You can also watch the video of Collins, which should be embedded at the bottom of this post.