There won’t be too many positions up for grabs when training camp starts in just over a month for the Sixers. Kyle O’Quinn, James Ennis III, Mike Scott, Zhaire Smith and Matisse Thybulle will all have definite roles off the bench, while the starting lineup is self-explanatory.
Perhaps the only position that could provide drama is the backup point guard spot.
Neto vs. Burke
It’s hard to imagine both Neto and Burke getting minutes behind Simmons. He’s averaging 34 minutes-per-game in his first two seasons and has missed only four games in that span. It’s likely one will get all the backup minutes, while the other won’t be getting off the bench.
Burke spoke to reports during a conference call on Tuesday about how he fits with the current players.
“I think throughout stretches of games we [Burke and Simmons] can play together and I can be out there with the starting lineup at times,” Burke said via Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Burke appears ready to get to work and wants to carve out a role for himself.
“We have expectations as a team and I think we have a really complete team and I see myself coming in and having a good role, a good opportunity,” Burke said. “I feel like I can be an impact player on the team, given the role and I’m just ready to work.”
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