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An Optimistic Draft Plan

I posted " A Realistic Draft Plan" to deal with the possibility of Wiggins and Parker both being gone, and to examine the options if such were to occur. You can question the suggested picks, as everyone has their personal preferences, but the possibility does exist, and you can be sure Same Hinkie has his own strategy if that's how things play out.

Personally, with the assets we have amassed over the last year, and with the pending announcement by Carmelo Anthony tomorrow to opt out of his deal with the Knicks, and the possibility later in the week of LeBron doing the same, I believe there are better outcomes available for the SIXERS. As soon as Carmelo opts out, even if in the end LeBron decides to return to Miami, Houston and Chicago are going to start to look to dump contracts and free up cap space. Either Boozer and the 16th or 19th pick, or Asik, Lin and the 25th pick will be available for a token return price, for a team with the ability to take on their salaries and cap space.

It has already been reported that Houston has a deal in place to move these pieces, and is only waiting for Carmelo and or LeBron to make their opt outs official. The first of these events should happen tomorrow. With Hinkie's Houston connection, it is a decent bet that we pull the trigger on this, giving up 52 or 54 in return to complete the deal.

Now we can offer Cleveland 3, Asik, and 32, and even sweeten it with our other pick in the 50s to move up and get Wiggins at #1. Cleveland needs size such as Asik more than they need a 3/4 guy like Thad. They can pick up Smart or Exum at 3 to pair with Irving in the backcourt, or Vonleh to pair with Asik up front. Cleveland also has their own pick at # 33, and should easily be able to pair 32 and 33 to move back into the first round for another pick. And we get our top target in the process.

We now can move Lin, Thad, and 39 to the Lakers for #7 and Nash. The Lakers get two guys to immediately drop into their starting lineup with Kobe, plus a pick and moving Nash's deal. Sweeten it with #47 if you must. Assuming Parker, Exum, Vonleh, Smart, and Embiid go in some order for picks 2 thru 6, we take Randle at the 7 spot.

Likely Gordon and McDermott go 8 and 9, and at 10 we take Stauskus. We've used all our 2nd round picks to get there, but we can roll out a lineup next year of MCW, Stauskus, Wiggins, Randle and Noel, the youngest team in the league but with incredible potential and excitement. And as a bonus, we still have the # 25 pick in round 1 to bring in another solid prospect out of this very deep draft, to add to Wroten, Sims, and Thompson.

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