Per Brett Brown: Furkan could play PG while Ben is out. Here’s a few other options instead.
Before the game against the Hawks, Brett Brown commented on the current state of the Sixers frontcourt while waiting for further information about Ben Simmons lower back injury. Woj, by the way, needs to stop with these “not update” updates:
ESPN Sources: Sixers star Ben Simmons is still undergoing treatment and evaluation on his back and there’s expected to be a course of action decided upon soon. This isn’t a day-to-day injury; Simmons will miss time. How much time? That’s still unclear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 24, 2020
Like we get it, dude. You break a lot of news but this is absolutely killing 76ers fans trying to figure out what’s going on. I don’t really blame you, more so the Sixers and their medical staff in general. But give me a confirmed, solid update or nothing at all.
Anyways – Brett Brown stated that Furkan Korkmaz would be a part of a “PG by committee” look for the Sixers that he learned by watching football (or something like that).
I decided to give Brett Brown a hand and give him a few options while Ben is sidelined to play PG instead of Furkan – which I find to be absolutely ridiculous.
- Josh Richardson. J-Rich has proven he can handle PG. The obvious choice to pick up the majority of the PG role while Ben is out.
- Shake Milton. Shake playing PG is something we definitely need to see. Coming up from the Blue Coats – this was his main area of focus on improving to show he can play with the big boys. Plus, Shake is efficient. He plays a solid, controlled game, and we need offensive help. He stands firm in my second option spot.
- Alec Burks. Burks, still relatively new to the 76ers would be option 3. He has some experience at PG and could definitely slide into that role more naturally than, let’s say, a spot 3 pointer shooter by the name of Furkan Korkmaz.
Okay, so number 4 would be Furkan then, right? Nope.
3 Other Options Better Than Furkan at PG:
The Dancing Kids at the Sixers Games. These kids are electric. They go to a lot of home games so they definitely have a good feel for the game and the Sixers offense. You stack the smaller kid on top of the bigger one and no one will even know there’s actually two kids out there hoopin’ with Joel. Strong lower base, flexible, agile, with high stamina. A better option than Furkan.
Hip-Hop. What can I say, Hip-Hop is a certified bucket getter with unmatchable court vision. I’m sure he’s still lurking around the WFC and definitely needs some more job responsibilities. All he needs is an updated jersey and a new pair of Iversons and you can plug him right into your “offensive scheme” Brett.
Big Daddy, The Ultimate Fan. Big Daddy has been dying to get in a game since “The Process” years. Now’s the time. The second you start thinking Furkan can play point guard, why the hell not. Call a timeout when “Furkan PG” comes into your head and have someone grab Big Daddy from the stands to come in and suit up. I’d like to see any opposing defender block this big fella while he’s running full speed at the rim.
So there ya have it, Brett. For the love of God, don’t put Furkan at the point. That’s an experiment no one wants to try. Luckily, you now have 6 – I SAID 6 – viable backup PG options as we await what our genius’s in the medical room say about Ben’s lower back.
Good News: Sixers are currently up 57-43 approaching halftime against the Hawks. Honestly, if you thought to play against the Bucks on the road was any indication of how we would play tonight, at home, against the Hawks, I can’t help you.