The Philadelphia 76ers‘ decision to move Lorenzo Brown is a smart one. Rather than letting Brown warm the bench, he’s now warming their D-League affiliate’s stat sheet. The Sixers are utilizing their minor league system to its fullest.
The move will help Brown and the Sixers in the long run as he will be ready to immediately step in when he gets recalled to the Sixers if the Tony Wroten experiment fails and Michael Carter-Williams begins to truly feel the wear and tear of an 82-game season like he’s currently experiencing.
Brown helped the 3-10 Delaware 87ers earn a rare win. Granted, the level of competition is lower, but he still posted impressive stats against some solid talent. Brown dropped 17 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals while shooting at 60 percent from the field.
As long as he keeps posting these types of numbers, Sixers’ management as well as head coach Brett Brown will give him minutes on the bench. The Sixers currently have one true point guard and have moved shooting guard Wroten to the point. This most likely will be short-lived as the Sixers will need ball rotation as well as to cut down on their turnovers. Wroten is a better fit as a shooting guard, plus he averages the most turnovers off the bench.
The Sixers lack a pure playmaker off the bench. Swing man Evan Turner is the team’s second-best passer, which gives the Sixers few options at the point. Brown averaged 10.9 minutes per game during his stint with the Sixers. He also became efficient (8.7 efficiency rating) with the limited minutes he played.