Kendall Marshall Out For Season Open, Who Starts?

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Jul 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Pierre Jackson (55) keeps the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Munford (14) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The verdict

Between the two guards, neither is perfect, or even close to being considered one of the best guards in the NBA. If that was the case, they would be starting regardless of any injuries. The fact of the matter is that these two guys are looking for a place in the NBA, and like much of the roster, are trying to find it with the Sixers, and potentially use them as a stepping stone in their careers.

Canaan specializes in range, but can drive to the hoop as well. Jackson seems to be good at just about everything, but we have yet to see any NBA sample out of him, something that makes Pappy Jack doubters a bit uneasy. Both had tremendous D-League careers.

Which is the best choice? I’m not sure I have the right answer, just yet. If I was forced to choose one, I would probably go with Jackson, just because I feel like he’s ready to finally slip into an NBA role, and he would embrace being a starter.

Something that hasn’t come up too much is the possibility of more than one starter. Maybe on some nights, Pierre (or another guard) starts, and on other nights, the next guy gets a shot. There’s no shame in figuring things out for the Sixers, especially since it won’t be that big of a surprise if they lose a few games to open the season.

What do you think about the point guard situation given the newly released information?

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