So Im relaxing on this wet tuesday night, constantly checking different sixers websites to read the latest article. I, like most of my fellow brethren, am an avid and lifelong sixers fan. I grew up in the Iverson era, so when I think sixers, (insert sixers memory here) I think Marc Zumoff going nuts as we watch AI pour in 40 on the cavs or some random eastern conference team.
Unfortunately, these past few years have been sixers hell. I know some people are happy that the sixers can make the playoffs as a 7-8 seed but im not one of them. In this league, if you are not a contender then you are nothing. That's why I applaud what Hinkie & company have done. our last draft netted us reigning ROY in MCW and Nerlens Noel, who I feel can be what Blake griffin was for the clippers when he missed his rookie season and came back stronger than ever. (yes I know Noel is taller and has more shot blocking ability but you get the point).
Fast forward to this offseason where we are sitting pretty with 2 lottery picks and the potential to acquire more. Everybody knows how sac is floating around their #8 pick in hopes to get a athletic of to pair with the lumberjack of a center in Cousins. We all know the cavs will take embiid in attempt to lure lebron. We also know Milwaukee loves parker and could slide him right in with the athletic Greek freak and instantly their offense becomes competent at the very least. That leaves us with wiggins who i think ( hopefully the sixers do too) will pair him with mcw to make a potentially dangerous backcourt. I think wiggins has the potential to be great - uber great as a two guard instead of him playing the 3. (sorta like pg24) We trade Thad and the 39th pick for the 8th and Jason Thompson as we grab Gordon with the 8th pick . We can mold him to be peanut butter to noels jelly. The 10th pick can go in a variety of ways .. stauskas as the deadly shooter ( more athletic mike dunleavy) , Levine as the potentially gifted athlete ( more athletic klay Thompson ) or saric as the international stash house ( think valenciunas with better range ) .
As you can see, this draft can't come soon enough. Here's to more tricks up Hinkies sleeve !!