Frank Vogel: ‘Okafor Looks Like the Real Deal’
The Philadelphia 76ers may have not won a game yet this season, but that doesn't mean that they dont have talent.
Of course that's what will happen when you're continuously in the lottery under the tenure of general manager Sam Hinkie.
Two of those selections are Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel. They are two talented pieces that can impact a game with the different skills and talents they possess.
The Indiana Pacers are in town tonight to take on the Sixers, which brings to town their head coach Frank Vogel.
Vogel is a Wildwood native and has been one of the better head coaches in the NBA no matter how much talent he has to work with.
Vogel joined Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM on Wednesday afternoon to give us his perspective of the 76ers and what he's seen from afar.
"Okafor looks like the real deal, Nerlens Noel looks like he could be one of the better defensive players in the NBA with the steals and blocked shots," Vogel said.
The two big men have been a bright spot for an otherwise putrid roster, which could be somewhat problematic for head coach Brett Brown.
"Look, whatever your talent level is you have to approach it the same way," Vogel said about Brown.
The Sixers head coach has done his best to do that with the talent level he has been provided by Hinkie. It's easy for Vogel to say that with a 6-5 record and one of the better two-way players in the NBA with Paul George.
Plus, I dont think Vogel has ever coached a game that involved his team turning the ball over 27 times.
Here's Frank Vogel: