The Philadelphia 76ers have some work to do this training camp and it starts with new head coach Doug Collins. Collins, who took over for Eddie Jordan who was one and done, will have his hands full as he tries to help a team that struggled mightily last year.
When looking at the roster, nothing seems to stand out other than the potential of second-year guard Jrue Holiday. After Holiday you have veteran leader Andre Iguodala, a healthy (for now at least) Elton Brand, and some additional pieces acquired via trade. Those pieces are nothing to write home about, which is why the team has high hopes for Evan Turner, who they drafted second overall in the 2010 NBA Draft.
However, Turner had a less than stellar showing in the Orlando Summer League, which may have been the reason Collins didn’t have him running in the first five at training camp today. According to Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the first five was made up of Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand and Spencer Hawes.
Of course it is only day one of training camp, so this shouldn’t alarm anyone, but maybe Collins knows something we don’t.