Jackson: Brown Doing His Best With What He Has To Work With
On Christmas Day, the Sixers ended their five game losing streak but December has still been a grim month as the team has gone 3-9 with Joel Embiid only able to play in seven games this month. On the season the 76ers are worst in the NBA in Turnovers Per Game (18.3) while in December they have allowed 110.3 Points Per Game to their opponents.
NBC Sports Philadelphia Pre/Post Game Sixers Analyst Marc Jackson joined The Sports Bash on Thursday with his perspective on how Brett Brown and the young Sixers have been during this difficult month of December:
"I think Brett Brown is doing his best with what he has to work with Joel in and out the lineup. With Ben (Simmons) not shooting the ball, not scoring the ball like he did in the beginning of the season - When Ben Simmons gets in that lane with ease, because of his size and skill, and he is always kicking out to the shooters which he prefers to do and as a shooter, it’s what you prefer him to do, the ball to come to you delivered, freshly baked and on a platter and when it comes to them, those guys have to be able to make that shot. Because if they don’t hit that shot, teams are going to force Ben, when he gets in the lane, he has to dish that ball....And Brett Brown has done a good job with his shooters not being on, with Ben not putting up the numbers like he did early on, with Joel Embiid in and out of the lineup, and I think he has to learn what he has and as coach, its apart of your job to learning what you have and adjusting every night."
Checkout what Jackson had to say about Joel Embiid's performance on Christmas Day, Markelle Fultz nearing return to the court, and more 76ers talk