76ers Blog: Changing Mood Around Team, Allen Update
10/18/2013 4:49:00 PM
'The reality that they're playing for jobs is ever-present, I admit' - Brett Brown
The 76ers returned to the Philadelphia area for practice following their second straight lopsided pre-season loss. The Sixers fell to the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday, 110-84, after losing to the Brooklyn Nets, 127-97, on Monday; the defeats came by a combined margin of 56 points.
In light of those outcomes, much of the questioning that was directed at head coach Brett Brown and his players Friday afternoon revolved around the patience and positivity that might be required to deal with the possible adversity the team could encounter season.
Some of the soundbytes below underscore that theme, as well as highlight the changing atmosphere around the 76ers as the exhibition schedule begins to draw to a close.
Also, PF Lavoy Allen spoke briefly about the status of his left knee, which has been a factor in recent weeks. He indicated that the injury limited his physical activity this past off-season, and that his workouts during that period were confined mostly to exercise equipment, such as the treadmill and stationary bike. Allen said that his knee felt 'good' after Thursday's game at Charlotte, and that his current rehab work consists mostly of running, and getting his conditioning back.
Saturday morning, the Sixers will hold a free, open practice for fans at the Palestra; doors to the University of Pennsylvania's arena open at 10:00 AM. Monday, the team heads to the Ohio State University, where it plays the Cleveland Cavaliers in its second-to-last pre-season match-up.
** Audio links located beneath image in upper right corner of article **
- Head Coach Brett Brown: On intensity surrounding team changing as its pre-season schedule begins to wind down
- PF Thaddeus Young: On lessons that 76ers' younger players can take from recent losses to Brooklyn and Charlotte
- F / C Lavoy Allen: On managing knee injury