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What should the 76ers do in this years draft?

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What should the 76ers do in this years draft?

It hasn’t been a lot of Draft Talk concerning the 76ers likely due to them not being in the Top 5 and needing to find a Generational Talent, before the Free Agent Frenzy let’s break down who the 76ers could and should select with the 10th pick

Now I don’t feel as though this is a very strong draft, but I’ve been wrong about the strength and weakness of a particular class in the past, also keep in mind that the draft sweet spot tends to be in that 9 to 15 range IMO, imagine we hit on a swing player while everyone is clamoring for the big men with “Potential”

Let me know who could be a perfect fit for Philly at 10?

Do they have the ammo to move up for a Doncic or Porter Jr?

Should they package the pick and Fultz for a player like Kawhi/Derozen/George?


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They have the ammo but Im

They have the ammo but Im unsure of the move right now. They have a lot of internal improvement in them in Simmons and Fultz. They have to see if they can play together. I think there are some young guys out there that they can throw money at that are worth the gamble - Exum and Hezonja for starters. I think if they get shooters and some very long, quick players that can switch defensively to play with Embiid, thats a great place to build from.

Kawhi would be great, perfect if its for a package built around Fultz and draft picks but i cant see it happening.

In the draft id be looking at Mikal Bridges if hes still there. I think Donte Inferno would also fit well although 10 may be a bit high.

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I don't think the 76ers

I don't think the 76ers should try to trade Markelle Fultz right now unless they simply no longer believe he'll have any value for them. His value is pretty low right now and it's not like some team will trade their star for him straight up.

ESPN seems to think Michael Porter Jr is dropping. Obviously it's all a guessing game, but unless Porter Jr's medical records come up completely clean with no concern for future consequences or reinjury they should probably just steer clear. No team should place their future around a lot of injury prone players.

I've never seen Doncic play, but it sounds like he'd have a challenge co-existing with Ben Simmons. Even if the 76ers wanted to move up the price would probably be too high for them. I'd imagine teams would probably want both first round picks and someone like Saric to move up high enough to get in the top of the draft.

At the number ten spot I imagine the Sixers are hoping for Mikal Bridges or Kevin Knox. These are players that have the potential to help the Sixers in the short and long term depending on how they develop. Knox may be the better option of the two considering his age and the likelihood he could turn into a versatile offensive threat along with his length and defensive potential.

I imagine the Sixers will take the best sg, sf, or pf available at #10. Perhaps even a center if someone unexpected were to fall. I don't see a scenario the 76ers take a point guard as Simmons is the teams point guard for the forseeable future. Plus Fultz and McConnell looked best at point guard this season. Point guard is likely the teams most solidified position. The Sixers second first round pick looks likely to be a draft and stash assuming they don't trade it. That being said you never know who might fall.

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Perfect fit for Philly to

Perfect fit for Philly to compliment Simmons and Embiid at 10 is Miles Bridges. He gets labelled undersized but in todays NBA he can play some PF. He will be able to gaurd 3 positions at times, is a good defensive player and one of the best athletes in the draft. He lacks creativity shooting and is much better shooting spot up jumpers then pull ups or coming off screens and his ball handling while it has improved it still lacks fluidity. Bridges is quickly being underrated and forgotten but I still think he has tremendous upside. Reminds me of Danny Granger but has Demar Derozan athletisism.

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Obviously of Kawhi is available & he is willing to sign an

extension you go get him - a Simmons, Embiid, Kawhi big 3 is absolutely Terrifying

But short of something like that I'd hold on to Fultz - personally I believe the kid is an absolute Stud

he just turned 20 the other day & he's a Monster for a guard, freak athlete

Patience is the Key for Phila - you guys are gonna get another Really good player at #10

The Oldest member of your Core is Covington at 27 & he's ALL NBA Defense & a 40% 3pt shooter at 6'9''

Saric is a bruising 6'10'' stretch PF who also shoots 40% from 3pt range - Simmons & Embiid look like Hall of Famers

These guys are ALL between 20 - 24 years old - ALl freak athletes & all Huge for their positions & Brett Brown is developing these kids Beautifully - their locker room culture is great & they all improve Every year

Boston will be a monster for the next few years but Al Horford is 32 & Kyrie & Hayward are coming off major injuries

Long term I LUV this Phila core & they got plenty of cash to go get a Max Free Agent as well

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I’m not

giving up fultz for nobody! He is 20 years old!! 20!! With the potential to be an all star or superstar level player. Who would also still be on his rookie deal giving us the flexibility to sign a superstar level free agent(insert name) that can add to our roster. By trading away fultz plus more because that’s what it will take you not only diminish your depth you also compromise your financial flexibility. Where keeping the young roster together you can still sign that big name and only gain and still have amazing depth. Again this is a microwave society where we want everything fast, at the end of the day if we stay out draft free agency we are still good, this would only be our second full season with our young guys playing together with the addition of a healthy and developed fultz who just won 52 games!! Again take the warriors for example they did not break up their core with the hopes of getting a little better or speeding uomtheir tebuild when Love was he superior talent to honestly Draymond and Klay! Why because they were already ahead of schedule and it made more sense financially and development wise for them to stay together and grow together! In turn look what they were able to build four straight finals appearance AND the financial flexibility to sign (insert KD) because of being patient!

TRUST THE PROCESS!

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Fultz and number 10 for

Fultz and number 10 for number 5 and draft Porter jr...

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Considering they won 52 games

Considering they won 52 games this seaon and won a play off series plus were competitive against Boston in the Conference Semi Finals I don't feel they need to start making huge moves. When you consider that they did this with Fultz hardly playing, Embeast missing 19 games and Simmons not shooting a 3 pointer, the upside is scary!

I'd honestly think they take the best fit available at 10th pick - Miles Bridges would be a natural fit giving them depth at 3 and 4. They may look at Sexton or Shai GA too if they want extra backcourt depth. Plus if any one falls down the draft from current consensus top 10 they will be waiting to snap them up.

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consider they miss big time

consider they fall with Fultz and miss big time on Tatum and with Boston building an empire they need to swing for the fances and get Porter...

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Of course there are a lot of

Of course there are a lot of variables that could come into play here, like whether they look to sign or trade for a big name free agent wing (I.e. lebron, pg, kawhi). But for the time being, adding additional shooting and wing depth to play around Simmons and embiid is an absolute priority. Both redick and Belinelli are free agents and while they were key players for them a season ago they are also somewhat one-demonsional and limited players who can be exploited on defense by the upper tier teams. Fultz is still a huge question mark at this point.

Mikal bridges is a pretty seasoned player with a defined skill set who could come in and make an immediate contribution for them. His skill set kind of mirrors Covington but you can never really have too many of those types on your roster these days. Kevin Knox might have a higher upside as a shot creator than bridges, but he is also probably further away from being a guy you can rely on at this point. I don’t think miles bridges has quite the defensive or offensive versatility they should be looking for here. Lonnie walker could potentially be a dark horse pick for them, but I think it’s probably unlikely he goes that high.

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Pick one of the "Bridges" and

Pick one of the "Bridges" and it'll be a solid draft for them.

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Came here to say this ^

Came here to say this ^

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Sixers should go all in for

Sixers should go all in for Kevin Knox. He fits perfect. I love the fact that loves Kevin Durant and he studies him. Even when Home Team Hoops did his documentary he said he loved KD and the Greek Freak. I think he has the most potential in this draft. And I think he is the youngest or the second youngest.

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Philly also have 4 second

Philly also have 4 second rounders including two in the top 40, 26th pick and even Jonah Bolden stashed. So they could put a nice package together to move up a spot or two in the draft.

Wendell Carter who is seen as a safe pick is currently listed at 9 in this site's mock draft so they could offer the Knicks a nice deal to drop down a spot.

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I'm hoping the 2nds are

I'm hoping the 2nds are enough to dump Bayless and Anderson's salary. Both only have one year left on their deals and both could be useful on the right teams.

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Why drop Anderson? He's still

Why drop Anderson? He's still on his rookie deal and he could still become a useful reserve for the team.

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Just don't see him getting

Just don't see him getting any playing time next year. Rather play Korkmaz. Can get an UFA for half the cost of Anderson to ride the bench.

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That's fair. It may not

That's fair. It may not matter depending on who the Sixers draft at #10 and sign in free agency. Fultz will probably eat up a lot of the minutes TLC, Korkmaz, and Anderson were getting. Plus the Sixers are likely to draft and sign a wing so those three may be nailed to the bench.

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Trade up

I would love to trade up a few picks for Michael Porter Jr. I'm pretty sure he's the best player in this draft. If not, we need to take the best player available at 10.

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Sacto is going to take Porter

Sacto is going to take Porter with #2

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Not very Kingsy

Not sure I buy that. That would be something smart for the Kings.

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Best player available

That simple. Very talented team, but the biggest thing is getting Simmons and Fultz to be able to shoot. Both litterally wouldn't even attempt threes and that's a huge issue. It's why I wanted to play Simmons at PF, his shooting wouldn't be an issue there.

I would also look at moving up for the right player. Not crazy, but a few spots wouldn't cost a ton.

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