Sixers draft needs and outlook on the future
Wondering what the team should look for in the up coming draft and if anyone knows if they have both picks or not...this team seems young and deep at most positions, I still fill like they need a wing scorer and center, in the current mock it has us taking Small forward Jordan Hamilton, no huge problem with that because Hamilton has number 1 option potential but wouldn't it create a long jam at Sg-Sf with Iguadola, Turner, Thad Young and Nocioni on the roster, Trading Thad could be an option in the summer but would you get a good center back in a sign and trade and would Hamilton be better than Young year one, two or three, can we afford that time to wait on Hamilton, hoping Turner, Iguadola and Holiday all grow together while waiting for Brand's deal to expire...how about a big like Renardo Sidney in the second round, could Nogeria fall out the 1st round and be available in the the early 2nd, I'm a huge fan of Thad and hope we keep him but would Hamilton be an upgrade at Small Forward, if so would trading Thad for a young center be a wise move, do u draft BPA, hope for a young big in the 2nd round or free agency and keep the team together adding 2 prospects and veteran stop gap center....comments please...
I think the Sixers desperately need a center. The only centers on the roster are Spencer Hawes and Tony Battie who no one knows will return next season. I don't think Hawes is the long term solution at the 5 position and I could see the Sixers targeting a 5 man come draft night.
yeh i think Sixers wll go with a big, Jonas Valanciunas will be the best choice in their situation!
they either in fa or in the draft have to get a legit c hawes is fine as a back up but hes not not a legit starting c i dont know they cap situation in philly but nene would be a very nice addition
I also noticed Jonas V was on the board in the mock, I have to see more of the guy near draft time to be convinced he's a safer option than Jordan Hamilton(who reminds me of Pierce without the defensive ability) we could draft J.Hamilton and trade Thaddeus Young for a slew of young or experienced centers in the summertime, I have a feeling Hamilton and Valenceunas may be gone by the time we draft, is Lucas Nogeria a viable option in the late teens early twenties...I can Thad Young being our David Lee and getting us a center through and trade, their are a lot of teams looking for young starting Sf/Pf's...in my honest opinion Hamilton is a safer pick than Jonas or Nogeria thus drafting center in the 1st round is unlikely, I'd go BPA in the 1st and just take the chance on Renardo Sidney in the second(he's very talented and can be a good starting Pf/C in the nba if he ever grows up...to answer the Nene idea, we can't afford Nene without trading Thad(sign and trade) and Hawes over the summer, which isn't a terrible idea accept we love Thad Young in Philly and could use the depth both players give us...
I don't think trading Thaddeus Young would be smart.... The Sixers are 8-2 when he scores 20 or more points and he is one of Doug Collins favourite players, even though Collins says he doesn't have favourites.
And not just any big in the mid first a good one that can defend the paint...
What about Mason Plumlee or Keith Benson? I have a feeling both Jonas and Kanter will be gone by the time Sixers are up. Currently I have the Sixers selecting Honeycutt because I feel the Sixers have everything but still need someone that could fill in the holes and Honeycutt could. Think Landry Fields but weaker. I could easily change it though if Plumlee or Benson sound more plausible and what the Sixers need. Its true the Sixers do need a big man, the problem there isn't much big men left. I feel Noguira is a little raw and needs to bulk up a ton. I think having him would be even worse than having Hawes because of his weight and how raw he is. I really think that if the Sixers don't select a Bigman in the first round then and only then Noguira would be a good pick in the second round.
I doubt Honeycutt would get any PT with Holiday,Meeks,Iguodala,Williams,Turner, and Young in the backcourt. I like Keith Benson a lot but I don't think he's much different than Marresse Speights. Sixers are in a tough spot as there're one piece away from being good but a center is so hard to find.
He'd provide a lot of intangibles that help a team win long term, I'd take him and see what Williams, Young or Iguadola can get us at the center position...
The 76ers have $53 million on the cap for next season plus the possible resigning of Hawes and Thad Young. Hawes has started every game at C but his stats have dropped off this year and Thad Young whilst providing good scoring and energy from the bench has not been a regular starter and his stats have dropped off. Philly will not have major room to get an FA regardless of whether they resign either of Young or Hawes. But the decision as to whether they resign Hawes or Young will affect their cap space in 2012 as it is currently under $40 but resigning both or one of these would push that up a fair bit.
Personally I'd look to retain both but if you could do an S and T then maybe Young is the guy to move on. A lot depends whether Thorn, Stefanski and Collins decide to shake up the roster and look at offers for Iggy or not as he is the tradeable chip in the 76ers stack.
They have Nocioni with a team option in 2012/13 so his contract is effectively expiring next year so that is one tradeable piece they have.
Valanciunas would be an obvious draft target for the 76ers as he could develop behind Hawes and Brand perhaps for a year or two. Noguiera would be even more of a long term prospect but if he did a good work out could come into consideration. Jordan Hamilton would be a safe choice and so would Kyle Singler if they decided to trade down and maybe moved Young on.
The 2nd round pick could easily be a European stasher or maybe they take a flyer on someone but Collins and Thorn would have more idea of what they should take than any of us would.
Sixers are in desperate need of a big man. The only big man who has done anything this year is Elton Brand who has played beyond my wildest expectations, but he is getting old. Hawes has been a non factor, he is basically been a spot starter, he starts the game and the beginning of the second half and that is about all you get from him. Another thing they might be looking to add is a small forward who can shoot the ball coming off the bench. If the Sixers had a servicable win they'd probably have another half dozen wins this year.
there is no chance Jordan Hamilton go outside the lottery, he is a top 10 pick in this year draft, he is such a good prospact, i compare him to Danny Granger!!!
also i don't think it will be smart for Philly to go with a wing with the pick while they still have on the team Turner who would be great and Iguadola as it's not seems gonna leave soon.
in the draft i will go for a big man while also trying to add another wing to the rotation in a trade, quality wing who can shoot - maybe Martell Webster!
I know people say never go back but I wonder if they might look at Big Sam Dalambert in the FA market if they wanted a shorter term big man or decided to move Spencer Hawes on. They could draft a young big man who Sam and Elton Brand could help develop for a couple of years. Sam has apparently done a decent job at the Kings of helping to develop DMC and has played whatever role they have asked of him.
Dalambert was a bit of a legend in Philly and would still have a load of contacts in the city. Philly would not have to offer him anything like his expiring deal and with Hawes they offer contrasting options at C and the frontcourt minutes could be filled by 4 or 5 players as Hawes only plays 20mpg at the moment and Brand is probably more effective when he is kept fresh and limits his minutes now.
Sixers don't draft International players so that pretty much rules out all big men but Plumlee
@delfam thought I'd forget about this???!!!
^ about what, I was just stating what someone else said and said I could see where he was coming from
It would take a lot for me to get rid of Thad Young, don't forget he is still only 22 years old. I would need a top pick so we could get a big man or a solid big man already in the league.
I'd love a quality big man that can defend the paint and rebound, he's gotta be young too...since I doubt there is a guy like that available in the trade market I'm down for resigning Thad for about 5 to 7 million, Hawes can be resigned for 3 to 5 million...we can probably get a decent wing or big man in this draft and just wait out Elton Brand's contract