Don’t check the wires on your computer, or television, or cancel your newspaper service, the Sixers are really 3-0. With a 107-104 victory over the Chicago Bulls Saturday night, the Sixers are 3-0 for the first time since 2006-07. Although it’s very early in the season, this team was expected to be awful and compete for the first overall pick.
New head coach Brett Brown has improved the defense and has got them back to pushing the tempo. Their other draft pick Michael Carter Williams has been a triple double threat every game so far, making spectacular passes, getting in passing lanes and knocking down unexpected threes. The returning three starters, Hawes, Turner, and Young, have certainly held their own as well. Hawes is getting rebounds and shooting the three ball very well, and Turner looks very comfortable getting to the lane and knocking down opener jumpers. Thad Young is the heart and soul of the team with his hustle and effort on every play. The bench who was pretty much a bunch of unknowns has played very well. Tony Wroten has been a spark on the defensive end and perimeter and Lavoy Allen is getting it done on both ends of the court.
Obviously it’s too early to think playoffs and this team will eventually come down to earth, but until then, enjoy the ride folks.