76ers news: Nik Stauskas — ‘It’s time that The Process is over’
Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas is ready to march forward and put an end to “The Process” after a year that put on display the talents of center Joel Embiid and now boast the soon-to-debut rookies Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons.
The Sixers jumped from a franchise-worst 10 wins in 2015-16 to 28 wins in 2016-17, now looking to make an even bigger leap to the postseason with veterans like J.J. Redick added to the mix.
“We’ve dealt with what people called The Process for a long time,” Stauskas told William Lou of theScore at the Kiss IPF Goodbye Charity Event. “It’s time that The Process is over, it’s time that we start winning games, and start competing. That’s really the main goal moving forward.”
The addition of sharp-shooting Redick brings another factor into the equation for the 23-year-old Stauskas, who is looking to learn from the cagey veteran.
“He’s someone that I look up to,” Stauskas said of Redick. “He was a guy that, as a young player in the league, he made strides every year and he continuously got better. Because J.J. Redick wasn’t this level of player when he first came in. He was a great player at Duke, but it took him some time to figure it out.”
“It’s someone who I feel like I could learn a lot from this year as far as his regiment and routines, and his mentality towards the game. I’m really looking forward to playing alongside him.”
Stauskas has provided some scoring off the bench and can be a dangerous shooter when catching fire. Redick’s mentorship can likely help him turn those spurts into consistent deep-range shooting — an asset most NBA teams can’t get enough of.