Sixers Notes: Brown looking at who can help going forward

Posted: March 19, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - The 76ers might not win another game this season.

Having nine players from the NBA Developmental League, they just aren't talented enough to compete with most opponents. As a result, the Sixers are focusing heavily on identifying players they want to invest time in.

"It's always about who continues on with the program," Brown said after Monday morning's shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "Who do we move forward with? . . . It's really always been that. But it's magnified now when the time is running out.

"So it is designed and focused on that."

After Monday night's game at Indiana, the Sixers have 15 games remaining in the season.

Always evaluating, they've had 20 different guys play in a game prior to Monday's game. That number could rise as the Sixers continue to alter their roster.

Their latest transaction came Sunday when they cut reserve point guard Eric Maynor in order to sign swingman James Nunnally to a 10-day contract.

"The big bucket categories for me, for us, are always, do they want to play defense?" Brown said. "Is there competitiveness in the person? What identifiable NBA skill do you have? A shot-blocker? A perimeter shooter? Can I really go lock somebody up like I'm [former Sixer and San Antonio Spur] Bruce Bowen."

The Sixers are also looking for high-character guys, and they want to find players capable of playing in their up-tempo style.

"All those types of things," Brown said. "You tick off boxes, and you grade people."

Shooting threat?

Nunnally shot 41 percent on three-pointers this season with the Texas Legends and Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.

"A big part of my game is knocking down threes," the 6-foot-7 swingman said.

"I'm a player. But you can call me a shooter if you want."

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