Well..a couple days ago the top 4 players in the draft was almost a lock until Joel Embiid’s disaster. So I have a couple of scenarios I think the Hinkie may do:
1.Trade #3 and Thad + Second rounder to Cavaliers for #1 pick
This scenario makes the most sense for the both teams although it just depends if the Cavs would bite. Clear first option for the Sixers because they get the man they always wanted.
I am in NO WAY in favor of this scenario because I think it is giving up wayyyy too much for the #7 pick..plus steve nash has maybe 1 decent year of his career left. Although I have seen a lot of rumors about this trade.
In addition to this I just wanted to add recent research I did on Marcus Smart (Hinkie is now very interested in) and I think he would be a great fit with the Sixers. I think we really need a leader who can pump everyone up on the team and he is just that guy. The one thing I’m not so sure I'm sold on is that he can play next to MCW. I really cant see it happening being MCW couldn’t play SG yet he is 6’6 and Smart is 6’4, but Smart’s outstanding defense may lead to him playing SG next to MCW. So finally my PREDICTION that I think Hinkie will do is this,First we will stay put at 3 because I believe Jabari will go 1 and Exum will go 2 to the Bucks. Therefore we would get Wiggins as we wanted the whole time. Then I think we will trade MCW and Thad to the Lakers for the #7 pick and...Steve Nash (unfortunately)...In the end we would end up with this starting Lineup...Marcus Smart, Wiggins, Noel, and Julius Randle (With the 10th pick, I think he will drop in the draft because of his injury).