Practice had ended Thursday afternoon at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but the court was still full of players. There were no lingerers, either. The young Sixers, a team with no one older than 25, were getting after it.

And this was after a film session and a full practice. It’s one thing to have such a bevy of activity during a lull in the schedule, but the Sixers have been pretty busy. They just completed a road trip where they played three games in four days and opened another stretch of three games in four days on Wednesday night.

Thursday could have been an easy one for the Sixers. Only it wasn’t, and by their choice, too.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for everybody in this gym to come into an NBA environment and get some minutes, get seen, get put into a game, know the direction that this program is heading,” coach Brett Brown said. “And that’s the opportunity our new guys and the young guys will be getting.”

It gets back to what the coach said about his team before the season began, that the Sixers will have a lot of what players want the most ...

Playing time.

It also seems as if the Sixers are willing to take a shot with some players, too. More than just an elaborate tryout camp, the Sixers’ plan for development is in full swing. On Wednesday night they waived veteran Kwame Brown and guard Darius Morris and brought in guards Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams, two players who had been waived from training camps of different NBA teams.

The Sixers wasted little time throwing the newcomers into the mix. Williams logged four minutes and Lorenzo Brown scored five points on two shots in one minute. Thursday the players had their first practice with the team.

How long they last will be up to them.

“They’re no different than that group that we keep wanting to identify,” Brown said. “We want to try and catch lightning in a bottle and find keepers and do our due diligence and give people opportunities. It’s a natural sort of cleansing that we go through when we build a team.