Adelman tinkers, Hummel to start tonight in Philadelphia

  • Blog Post by: Jerry Zgoda
  • October 23, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Rick Adelman continues to experiment at that small forward, and will start rookie Robbie Hummel at that spot tonight in Philadelphia.

Hummel is the third different starter in five games there, after Corey Brewer started the first four games and Derrick Williams the other.

Adelman also said he'll likely, depending on how the game goes, dial back minutes for the starters tonight and let other guys player and then play the starters longer in Thursday's preseason finale at Detroit.

Adelman said again tonight that the answer to that small-forward position could still be on another team or a free agent waiting to sign with somebody.

The Sixers have two wings playing tonight who could be available, Thaddeus Young or Evan Turner, for the right deal.

"You always have to look around this time of year and see what's going on in the league," Adelman said. "That's Flip's and the scouts' job. I have to deal with who is here."

The Sixers have two Minnesotans on their roster: The Sixers are trying to find a way to do what Houston couldn't last year, treat and handle Royce White's anxiety disorder so he can stay on the floor.

Former Gopher Rodney Williams has appeared in just one preseason game, likely will play tonight but almost certainly won't make Philly's final roster.

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