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Doug Collins looking for more production from 76ers bench

With Nick Young currently sidelined, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins is seeking ways to improve his bench's production.


The Philadelphia 76ers are without Nick Young, currently nursing a toe injury that figures to keep him out for Friday's contest with the Boston Celtics, and's Dei Lynam writes that head coach Doug Collins is searching for options that could make his bench unit more explosive and productive.

In Lynam's article, she mentions shooting guard Jason Richardson as a consideration, as the veteran could potentially bring consistent shooting and scoring off the bench. Collins mentioned in the report an appreciation for how the San Antonio Spurs have utilized Manu Ginobili as a consistent threat off the bench. Richardson's move could also mean a familiar role in the starting lineup for Dorell Wright.

Lynam writes:

"If that answer is yes, Dorell Wright could resume the position he had the previous two years when he was a starter with the Golden State Warriors. Wright has four starts this season and averaged 13 points in those game, significantly better than the 6.4 points he is averaging as a reserve."

Averaging 92.8 points per game, Philadelphia ranks 27th overall in the league in scoring.