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Brett Brown sends massive warning to Sixers despite 6-3 record

Brett Brown, Joel Embiid, Sixers

After a 5-0 start in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, the Philadelphia 76ers have hit a rough patch as of late losing three of their last four games.

Although their 6-3 record is still good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference, head coach Brett Brown is alarmed by the team’s early high turnover rate, which he believes could set a dangerous precedent for the rest of the season.

“Until we can fix this, this is a house built on sand, it is fools gold, we have to find a discipline & a better way to control that…We can’t fool ourselves, this is a problem…players know it, understand it, but we’ve got to fix it,” Brett Brown said, via Serena Winters of NBCS Philly.

The Sixers are still one of the best passing teams in the league, currently ranked fourth in the NBA in assists at 26 per game.

However, they also average the most turnovers out of 30 teams, committing 18.8 infractions through the first nine games.

The Sixers’ two young superstars carry bulk of the blame, as Joel Embiid leads the team in turnovers at 3.8 while Ben Simmons isn’t far behind at 3.7. Even the team’s starting shooting guard Josh Richardson has been sloppy with the basketball, turning the ball 2.9 times on average.

Philly has an assist-to-turnover ratio average of 1.4 as a unit.

The team escaped with a 114-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, but they still committed 20 turnovers.

Philadelphia will have a chance to establish a new winning streak as they face under .500 teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, and Oklahoma City Thunder in their next three games.