Yesterday I posted about trading down and up, to end up with the 5th, 7th and 10th picks in the first round.
Some didn't like the idea at all, others I think mostly disagreed with my picks - Gordon, Stauskus, and Randle.
Most I think believed Vonleh and maybe Smart should have been among the picks. Fair enough.
Today we'll look at the opposite scenario, trading up and then down.
Up, moving #3 along with 32 and 39 to move up two spots to get the #1 pick and object desire - Andrew Wiggins.
Down, moving Thad, #10, and # 47, to the Suns for #s 14, 18, and 27. In this scenario, the SIXERS take the best available PF at 14, probably Payne, or else Early. McDermott if he happens to fall. At 18 the SIXERS select the best available SG, Young, or Harris, or Adams, or Hairston, or Johnson. At 27 pick up a backup PG, again the best available remaining, Napier, or Ennis, or Dinwiddie, or Burton.
End result of these moves looks something like this:
MCW, Hairston, Wiggins, Payne, and Noel, with a bench of Dinwiddie, Wroten, Thompson, Sims and Varnado, plus whatever bigs you can pick up at #52 and 54.