Royce White Active vs. Celtics

Posted by: Jovan Alford
10/11/13 6:40 pm EST

roycewhitemediadaycopyWith the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Boston Celtics at the Bob Carpenter Center tonight, all eyes will be on one player in particular — Royce White. Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times tweeted earlier on Thursday, that head coach Brett Brown said, “I’m looking forward to Royce playing Friday versus the Celtics.”

For Sixers fans, this is good news to hear but the bad news is tonight’s game will not be televised. Except for a few attending the game, the best most will be able to go off is how his stats look at the end of the night.

This is going to be a first time in a while that Royce White has played in an NBA game. Last season, White was in the NBA D-League for the most part, while dealing with anxiety attacks. White hasn’t tapped into his NBA potential that I believe coach Brown will be able to bring out of him.

White is a big guy. Standing at 6-foot-8, 260 pounds I hope that Brown can get his motor running. His body type almost reminds me of Thaddeus Young. Young is a tweener big man and White could be just like that for this young Sixers team.

My expectations for White tonight are to at least get 10 points and five rebounds. If he does that then I will be satisfied. Supposedly, White is a solid shooter and was able to show that while attending Iowa State University.

At Iowa State, in his only season there, he averaged 13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. Plus he shot 53 percent from the field and 33 percent from the three point line.

If the Sixers take their time with White and let him grow and get comfortable then I believe he could be a great asset and we will all get to see him at his full potential. Tonight will be the first step for the rest of his NBA career. We’re all patiently awaiting the results.


 
 
 

6 Responses to “Royce White Active vs. Celtics”

  1. Tony
    12. October 2013 at 08:34

    I was at thr Bob last night for the game, 2 rows next to the Sixers bench so i got an up close look at white. Could you please elaborate on the body type comparison between he and Thad young? Because to me this guy looks like he could stand to lose 40lbs, where as Thad is a chiseled hard-gainer who can jump out of of the building (the rest of the team looks really fit, especially kwame, seriously, haha). I know nothing about white but i can’t see him getting more than a few minutes a game if he even makes it off the bench. So please don’t get people’s expectations up on this guy. Basically the Sixers still have no presence in the paint as evidenced by a terrible Celtics team having their way with them last night with the likes of sullinger, hump,and the Neanderthal. A problem that would have been resolved with the drafting of cousins instead of Evan turner, a blunder that set this franchise back 5 years.

  2. sloetry
    12. October 2013 at 11:50

    I caught most of the game on Intl League Pass. Let me first protest at the Celtics commentary for treating Royce White’s condition as a joke by suggesting he be drugged so he could fly with the team. White looked out of shape but that’s to be expected because we know that for whatever reason, he’s not touched a basketball for sometime. Despite that, he showed he’s got game in a limited outing. I didn’t agree with a couple of the fouls called on him which limited his time on the floor. I liked his spacing and I felt he displayed a basketball iq in limited minutes. I really hope this works for him, and I’d like to see him when he’s in game shape.

  3. Jon in LA
    12. October 2013 at 19:47

    Tony,
    Let it go man. We have Turner. Not going to change.

    And as much as hindsight would have been nice, it’s not like Cousins have lead the Kings anywhere.

  4. Rzzzzz
    13. October 2013 at 15:19

    Doug Collins and DeMarcus Cousins would never have co-existed on the same team, especially his rookie season. I don’t think Doug would have tolerated John Wall’s temperament, nor allowed him to push the ball like he’s good at. Doug was looking to fill the hole at SG with someone who moves without the ball, thus his high praise for Wes Johnson. His son recommended Derrick Favors, who was so raw, you have to wonder if he’d ever get off the bench on a Collins squad. He settled for the popular choice of Turner, but never committed to actually playing him to his strengths, having already decided how he was going to use personnel prior to the draft.

  5. Alex
    13. October 2013 at 23:51

    I will take Turner over Cousins any day. Cousins is garbage attitude wise and has no place in a real contender.
    Get it out of your system please.

  6. Tony
    14. October 2013 at 20:55

    Haha, jon i should let it go. Maybe i need to see a shrink. Until then i guess i’ll just boooo

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