2010 NBA Draft: Five Players Philadelphia 76ers Should Stay Far, Far Away From

May 9th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
After examining five players the Sixers should draft recently, it's time to go the opposite direction—looking at players the Sixers should absolutely not draft at No. 6. (This draft slot assumes that there's no funny business with the lottery this year.) Let's review: First and foremost, the Sixers are in dire need of a shooting guard that can, well, actually knock down a long-range jumper every once in a while. And with Samuel Dalembert's contract expiring after next season, the Sixers should already be searching for his replacement. This list makes a few assumptions: 1) John Wall, Evan Turner, DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, and Wesley Johnson are off the board by the No. 6 pick, in some order. 2) The Sixers aren't drafting for "best available talent," they're drafting to fill a need. If they're drafting the most talented player at No. 6, they'd virtually be guaranteeing themselves another power forward or wingman, which couldn't be further from a need for the Sixers. That's also not to say the five guys on this list aren't talented, or won't be long-time, successful NBA players. These five guys simply don't fit with the roster the Sixers already have. (And if ...

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