The Sixers Week in Review for March 6, 2016. Your home for news and info from around Sixers Nation.
Elton Brand is back Baby!
When the Sixers signed Elton Brand, the thinking was that he would simply be a mentor to the young players on the roster, specifically Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid. That he would ever eventually hit the hardwood and play minutes again wasn’t even a consideration for anyone involved.
But with the Sixers plagued with injuries and both Okafor and Nerlens Noel out for the team’s matchup against the Miami Heat, it was time for Brand to show that he still has what it takes to play in the NBA.
And that he did. Brand played 14 minutes and scored eight points, brought down four rebounds and was a perfect 2 for 2 from the charity strip.
More importantly, he shows the young guys what experience looks like in action.
Brand summed the night up perfectly when speaking with CSN Philly.com:
“You may not be as fast, you may not be as athletic, but you can want it. You could just play hard.”
Adan Aron seems to be doing okay for himself
Remember Adam Aron? The former Sixers CEO who took the bulk of the blame for the Andrew Bynum disaster and was better known for his tweets and talking with fans on social media? Philly hasn’t head much from him since his departure from the team and tanking became the new normal, but he seems to be doing pretty good.
— Ryan Noonan (@ryanjnoonan) February 28, 2016
Yes, that’s Aron at the Academy Awards on the red carpet. Since leaving the Sixers Aron is now CEO of AMC Theaters and it would appear he has left all thoughts of Bynum and his knees behind him.
I wish I could say the same thing.
The Baron Davis comeback has begun
After four years away from the basketball court, Baron Davis was keeping expectations low for his debut with the Delaware 87ers.
He told reporters that he didn’t plan to do any dunking and that he was just glad to be playing again.
That didn’t last long.
Davis finished the night with eight points, four assists and three steals over 19 minutes.
It might not be the NBA and is instead just a D-League team where he isn’t even a starter, but for Davis, just playing again was a major victory and something to enjoy as he told Dan Gelatin of the Associated Press.
“I just never thought I’d be playing again. I’m kind of just treating it as a new experience.”
And with that, we leave you for another week but not before you get to enjoy the real reason we are all here, the Sixers Dancers.
Till next time.