Henry Sims and Byron Mullens just might be the type of players the 76ers need for the team to move forward.
That's because they talked about being defensive-minded after Saturday's practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was their first practice as Sixers after joining the squad via trades Thursday.
The Sixers acquired Mullens, a 7-foot center, and a 2018 second-round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional 2014 second-round pick.
Meanwhile, they received Sims, Earl Clark, and two 2014 second-round picks in the trade with Cleveland for Spencer Hawes. Clark was later released.
Defense "is what I want to emphasize while I'm here," said Sims, a 6-foot-10 second-year center in the final year of his contract. "That's a big thing about my game already, especially while I'm here. Defense is one thing I really want to harp on."