clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Sixers Should Sign Undrafted Free Agent Michael Dunigan

Michael Dunigan is my favorite undrafted free agent from a Sixers perspective. He's a big, big man who ranked 42 on Draft Express' top 100. The former Oregon Duck left Oregon to play overseas for BC Kalev/Cramo in Estonia, where he averaged 11.5 points, 7.8 rebounds on 55% shooting in 22 minutes per.

Dunigan is an athletic big who finished at the rim at an exceptional rate last season. He also drew fouls at a high rate. As Brian of SBN Philly wrote, an athletic big capable of cutting to the hoop off pick and rolls and finishing is the type of big man the Sixers need.

Standing 6'10", 240 (8% body fat) Dunigan has an impressive wingspan of 7'3.25" to go along with his max vertical of 34.5". His last season at Oregon he recorded a block percentage of 7.8, which was good for 59th in the entire nation.

Scott Schroeder from Ridiculous Upside made the case before the draft that Dunigan is a better overall prospect than Jeremy Tyler. He also has a scouting report on Dunigan here, including a 7-minute "money tape" uploaded by his agent and a workout video from Draft Express.

Schroeder also notes Dunigan is Tyler's foil in terms of character and personality:

As far as I've heard, Tyler has been able to really impress some teams in draft workouts while coming off as a "clown" for other teams whereas Dunigan's being described as a "professional" and has reportedly been quite a bit more mature than front offices had expected.

I'd love to see the Sixers take a chance on Dunigan, but it's unlikely since he should have plenty of potential suitors inquiring. He worked out for the Lakers, Blazers, Warriors and Grizzlies.

One thing's for sure, Michael Dunigan is a better prospect than Sixers' second-round pick Lavoy Allen, who they selected instead of Dunigan with the 50th pick – a pick overwhelming graded as an 'F' by the Liberty Ballers readers.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Liberty Ballers Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Philadelphia 76ers news from Liberty Ballers