76ers Head Coach Brett Brown Anticipated the Team Getting Andrew Wiggins

What else is there to talk about on the heels of the 76ers first regular season game then more gook from the 2014 NBA Draft? Nothing of course. Actually, there’s a lot, but 76ers head man Brett Brown had an interesting line yesterday. Read this (via The Intelligencer):

“I said from Day 1 I never intended on playing Nerlens at a 4,” Brown said. “I anticipated probably getting Andrew Wiggins as our (2014 top draft) pick and he’s back at a 5. All of a sudden, you get Joel. I feel like this is a great opportunity for us to try something and see how they can co-exist.”

Anyone that remembers the weeks and days leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft remembers how in love Philadelphia was with Andrew Wiggins and the media circus when he was in town for an interview. Everyone believed the Sixers would be able to get the No. 1 overall pick and nab Wiggins, but things obviously didn’t go that way.

This is all in the context of Brown talking about playing Nerlens Noel at the power forward position, which wasn’t the case before Joel Embiid was drafted. However, that is the situation now and it seems like Noel will have to play power forward if him and Embiid can co-exist.