The Philadelphia 76ers are set to open training camp and at this time head coach Brett Brown has no idea who will start at point guard as the two best candidates are recovering from injuries. From Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
- "The candidates are Tony Wroten, Kendall Marshall, Isaiah Canaan, Pierre Jackson, T.J. McConnell, and Scottie Wilbekin. 'It's our greatest mystery still - who ultimately will be our point guard,' Brown said. 'We are going to have a fistfight in Stockton. Look at the abundance of point guards that we have.' The only problem is that Wroten and Marshall, the leading candidates for the starting spot, won't participate in training camp. Wroten had season-ending surgery on Feb. 3 for a partially torn anterior cruicate ligament in his right knee. Marshall, who the Sixers signed earlier this month, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in January, as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. He missed the remainder of the season. 'We are thinking probably more toward the end of October both with Tony and Kendall,' Brown said. ... Of the four healthy point guards, Canaan is the only one with NBA experience."
When both guards are cleared to play, Brown will likely go with Marshall as the starter since Wroten can be used off the bench at both backcourt positions. Until we get to that point, Canaan will likely run with the first unit.