Ish Smith's tenure as the 76ers starting point guard lasted just one game.
Completely over an upper respiratory infection, Isaiah Canaan moved back into the starting lineup Friday night against the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center.
"But what we've learned despite who's starting, they can co-exist," Brett Brown said of his preference to play the two together during certain stretches. "It did two games ago when it was a matchup thing with [the] Atlanta [Hawks]. And then we did it last game, because we were losing, and we needed to shake some things up.
"I feel like I learned something with those two guards that they can play together."
Return of Young
Thaddeus Young is making his second trip to the Wells Fargo as a member of a visiting team on Saturday. But this will be his first one with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets acquired Young in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves last month. That move came after the Sixers traded him to Minnesota in exchange for Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and a first-round pick. The 6-foot-8 power forward was the 12th overall pick by the Sixers in the 2007 NBA draft. He scored 7,078 points in 15,516 minutes played with the Sixers. He had 10 points and seven rebounds with the Timberwolves in his first trip back to Well Fargo on Jan. 30.
Speights in the news
Golden State Warriors reserve center Marreese Speights was suspended without pay for Friday night's matchup against the Denver Nuggets after pleading no contest to reckless driving in Florida. The former Sixers was originally charged with driving under the influence in August. He reached a plea deal on Monday.