This draft can go so many ways for so many teams. That's just how weak it is. Just because it's weak doesn't mean a gem can't be found. There so many players that makes sense for your Philadelphia 76ers at No. 11 in this years NBA Draft.
Players Kelly Olynyk, Steven Adams, Mason Plumlee, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and local player from Lehigh C.J. McCollum are players who are expected to be on the board by the time the Sixers make their pick at No. 11. Many mock drafts have the Sixers taking Indiana big man Cody Zeller at No. 11 but some other mocks have Zeller going No. 10 to Portland. Earlier, many mocks had local pick McCollum going No. 8 to Detroit where former Sixers head coach Maurice Cheeks now coaches. This draft can go many ways for the Sixers and all teams in the draft. Many expect Zeller to be off the board by the time the Sixers make a pick where many mocks have the Sixers taking Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk or Pittsburgh's big man Steven Adams. It's been noted that Adams may be the strongest and most defensive big man in the draft. Though, many speculate that he may have to spend some time in the D-League to catch up to pace of the NBA. Do the Sixers really have time to draft a player to send down to the D-League just to get a feel to catch up to the pace of the NBA?
If the Sixers expect to come closer to being a contender, then Adams may be a player to avoid at No. 11. Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk is looked at as another Spencer Hawes. Olynyk is the best offensive big man in the draft but if the Sixers were to draft him, wouldn't it make sense to trade Hawes? It doesn't make sense at all to have a replica of a player you already have on the roster.
It's not too far fetched for Zeller to be on the board at No. 11. Zeller is speculated to be the most athletic big man in the draft, and will start his career regardless of where he goes as a rotational player to sub in and give you points off the bench. Just looking at the tape, Zeller runs the floor gracefully and is also expected to be a solid player. It won't kill the SIxers if they were to draft Zeller, but something's gotta give.
Whether it's during the draft or in free agency. A big man has got to go. I wouldn't object to the idea of Hawes being traded or Kwame Brown being cut, but Something has to give. A big has got to go. If Zeller or Olynyk were to be the pick, it'd look linteresting on paper to have a young frontcourt to develop with Moultrie as your starting power forward and Olynyk or Zeller as your starting Center.
Back to the drawing board. Local draftee C.J. McCollum can shoot the ball, has great ball handling skills, and will be a good player along side Jrue Holiday in the backcourt. McCollum is a Lou Williams type player, but unlike Williams, McCollum has consistency to make shots and be hot. Whereas Williams sometimes took wild shots, and was hot on some nights and cold on another night. Overall, he would be a great scorer to have come off the bench. Mason Plumlee, would be a viable option for the Sixers, but would be considered a reach at No. 11. Plumlee is expected to go no higher than a range from 13-16 in tonight's draft. Plumlee, is an athletic forward, who has great athletic abilities on both offense and defense along with making strong finishes at the rim. It's known that he has to work on his shooting abilities but is still an interesting specimen if Sam Hinkie is expecting to look and draft a big man.