76ers mock path to relativity
3- Jabari Parker
10- PJ Hairston
32- Mitch McGray
39- DeAndre Daniels
47- Andre Dawkins
52- Jahii Carson
54- Johnny O'Bryant
udfa- Sim Bhullar
Let me know what you guys think. I know PJ might be a reach, but I think his stock will shoot up at the combine. I like the pairing of Parker and PJ too. Take a flyer on Sim maybe he can give 15-20 mins as a rim protector with Noel coming from the weakside.
It could work, but I think they will go for an athletic high-risk, high-reward combo guard in Zach LaVine. LaVine would be a project, but so are MCW and Nerlens Noel. The 76ers would be smart to draft Parker, because MCW, Zach LaVine, and Andrew Wiggins would present a lot of half-court offense problems. I agree with the 2nd rounders, but fully expect them to trade a few of them. I would like to see Thanasis Antetokounmpo on the team. He has played well on the Deleware D-League team. I expect the 76ers back in the lottery next year, without Thadeus Young, drafting a big man. Okafor or Turner would be nice additions. (Nerlens Noel can move to PF if needed). Or Cliff Alexander would be great too.
You honestly think five 2nd round picks and an undrafted 7'5 fat guy is going to make the Sixers relevant?
Alexander doesn't excite me at all. He's 6'8'' or 6'9'' with no power moves.
Okafor is all about winning and has very good footwork. He would be a nice guy to pair up next to Noel. Turner would make them the softest front court in the history of the NBA but I would be curious about that athleticism.
Towns is a wildcard. Curious to see how he plays at Kentucky.
I like Parker and Lavine. Maybe you trade Young to draft Payne. Payne is more of a real 4 than Thad Young and he can get good spacing for Noel.
I like McGary, O'Bryant, Thanasis, and Dawkins. They are gonna need some snipers.
We don't need Tony Wroten, we need Jamaal Crawford or Kevin Martin or Swaggy P or Lou Williams on our bench...instant offense.
I just want smart players that can pass and have a high IQ.
I had a different trade idea. What if the 76ers traded Thadeus Young, Tony Wroten, and the 47, 52, and 54 picks to the Raptors for Grevius Vasquez, Tyler Hansbough, John Salmons and the 20th pick. The Raptors finally get a legitimate power forward (or small forward depending how they would use him) who was in the top 5 in steals per game. They would also get an athletic guard who could potentially be a starting point guard, if Kyle Lowry leaves in free agency. The 76ers, on the other hand get a smart leader in Grevius Vasquez. He could teach MCW how to play the point efficiently. They also get a smart, yet streaky shooter in John Salmons. He won't hurt their chances of losing games for the draft next year, and could help smooth the transition for Parker. In Tyler they get a hustle player who can help teach Nerlens Noel to play big, without helping the team too much.
The 76ers would also have Jason Richardson to teach Zach LaVine, and they could add an international prospect in Clint Cappela with the 20th pick. All of this would help the team lose games, while developing players. Just my thoughts.
With the "athletic guard who could potentially be a starting point guard" you mean Wroten I assume? He has not shown anything to make me think he will be a starting PG, let alone a starting PG on a good team. The Raptors will not trade Vasquez away: he is one reason why they don't have to overpay for Lowry, keeping his price down, and provides a nice plan B may they not be able to re-sign Lowry.
In addition, Ujuri will never trade away his first round pick unless it is for someone better than what he has on its roster right now. Thadeus Young, albeit a nice player, is not that guy.
where do you come up with these analysises?
Cliff has crazy length and size with range though.
No way the Sixers keep all those 2nd round picks. And if they DO keep them, it most certainly won't make them relative as adding those players would make their roster look similar to last year's team. A bunch of late picks and undrafted rookies. (Moultrie, Anderson, Sims, Thompson, Elliot Williams)
Sixers should try to trade several 2nd round picks for 2nd round picks in future years, or pick players who they can stash in Europe (either European players, or players who follow the path similar to Singler and Muscala).
Maybe they can even trade #32 and #39 to a contender for a first round pick, considering the contender would swap guaranteed first round money for two picks close to the first round. I could see OKC or SAS going that route especially.
@philly the kid. You like McGary but not cliff Alexander? Ha ha ha
You say Cliff has no power moves? Ha ha ha
doesnt come off a dominant player. i think he's overrated beating up on high school kids. i don't think he'll be a star in the NBA.
we shall see.
i don't like Alexander as a potential top 3 pick next year at all. I don't mind McGary in the 2nd round bro...there's a difference there by where you have to take the player.
Hairston does seem like a reach there. I think Harris would be a really good fit there. They need some defense on the perimeter and he's going to be a better fit with Parker.
I think Mithc makes a ton of sense for them in the second. He should be ready to go as the 3rd or 4th big on that team and you need the big body type next to Noel.
So picking guys 25 picks too early is how the Sixers become relevant again?
Going back to the discussion of the Raptors trading Grevius Vasquez. I can see where you are coming from, but I can see them attempting to trade Vasquez. My idea in getting veterans for the bench is to teach the very young players. A veteran point guard would be good for the 76ers. You can see what Andre Miller did for both Ty Lawson and John Wall, both are close to elite players because of him. I agree with the assessment of Ujuri not wanting to trade his pick. I still think that if the 76ers make Young available to the Raptors, they will pounce on it. He could lead the team to elite levels.