Sixers Eyeing Five Draft Prospects
While the consensus is that there are few legitimate centers available in the NBA draft, the fact remains that the 76ers could be in need of one if they lose unrestricted free agent Spencer Hawes next month.
That’s why the Sixers, who have the 15th, 45th, and 54th picks in the June 28 draft, might consider spending one of their three picks on a center.
Sixers general manager Rod Thorn did not tip his hand as to what direction the Sixers were leaning. He did, however, say that there are “five players” who could help the team he hopes will be available when the Sixers make their first pick.
“I do think there will be a good player at 15,” Thorn said via telephone.
Thorn agreed that the Sixers needed to become more athletic on the wings. He also hinted that the Sixers would like to add a shooter in the draft.
“I’m not allowed to say much more but, again, there were five or six kids here that really caught our eye,” Thorn said.