Fun day down in Delaware, and nice to see some 5v5, full court, 76ers basketball again.
The Field House played host to this year’s iteration of the Blue X White scrimmage, the casual intra-squad exhibition that has kicked off the Sixers’ season in each of the past two years. This time, the squad was split into one group featuring starters and rotational players, and another with some bench pieces and veteran backup guys:
- blue team: Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Josh Richardson, Ben Simmons, Raul Neto, Furkan Korkmaz,Haywood Highsmith, Norvel Pelle, Isaiah Miles
- white team: Mike Scott, Kyle O’Quinn, James Ennis, Trey Burke, Matisse Thybulle, Zhaire Smith, Jonah Bolden, Christ Koumadje, Marial Shayok, Shake Milton
Brett Brown did not actually “coach” either team, with Ime Udoka and Joseph Blair handling the blue squad and Kevin Young and John Bryant organizing the whites. That squad started Burke, Thybulle, Ennis, Scott, and O’Quinn, which made for a nice defensive test for the Sixers starters.