Sixers just released this ‘shocking’ practice video:
I have few comments to make.
1) nice to see Dalembert practicing in offseason, he has a reputation for being lazy and not working on his game during the summer.
Good sign, he’s showing some serious committment (or fear to lose his starting spot? LOL).
2) his accent (french?) is sweet, I never listened to him speaking in interviews before. He really seems a good dude… too bad he drives us nuts with all his dumb plays…
3) Jason Smith looks BIG. He worked hard in the weight room, evidently. Props to him.
He is still explosive, though (did you check the dunks? similar to the ones he got us used to in his rookie year - like in the pic) and seems on his way to full recover.
I am a Jason Smith fan and I hope he will be back at 100% and contribute next year. Enough of him in press conferences and presentations, we need his arse on a bball court, and with a (classic) Sixers jersey on.
4) I like Jrue Holiday’s shooting form. He has nice mechanics. He has to extend his range clearly but he has a solid ‘shooting fundamentals’ base to build on.
He’s working with Mc Kie, let’s hope he doesn’t imitate Blue with the ultra-slow shot release (LOL).
In a period with few real Sixers news, this was a nice break.