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By Ed Benkin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 76ers held their final round of training camp workouts at PCOM.
The early session featured a spirited scrimmage that lasted for nearly two hours. Guard Evan Turner said the workout was part of a training camp which featured a high intensity level.
“These practices this week were better than all of the ones my past two years,” said Turner. “There is competition everywhere, and everybody is going at each other.”
Head Coach Doug Collins took time to assess his team’s progress this past week. Collins said he is happy with where the Sixers are as a team after a week of training camp workouts.
“The competition is great,” Collins said. “There’s a really good spirit. I like that everybody is unselfish. I feel very good about where we are right now.”
Collins is hoping Andrew Bynum will be ready to return to practice a week before the start of the regular season on October 31st. Bynum said he continues to improve as he recovers from a bone bruise in his knee.
“It definitely feels better,” said Bynum. “A lot of it just has to do with my pain threshold.”
The Sixers will open the preseason on Thursday in Orlando.