Coming off last night's new uniform unveiling, there's a report this afternoon about one draft prospect who could be holding up a new starred-and-striped jersey on Thursday for the 76ers, as Duke freshman Justise Winslow worked out for the team earlier today, per The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said on 97.5 The Fanatic this morning that "Winslow is coming in," referring to the workouts the Sixers have been and will be conducting during the pre-draft process, seeming to confirm Pompey's report.
Despite a successful season on a championship Blue Devils that really turned the corner once he started playing as a small-ball four, Winslow hasn't generated as much prospect buzz as D'Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay or Kristaps Porzingis for the Sixers with the third pick in the NBA draft.
He does, however, fit a need for the franchise with no solidified starters at the wing and forward positions. Jerami Grant and Robert Covington both displayed flashes of being productive pros in their first seasons in Philadelphia, but that shouldn't be enough to deter the Sam Hinkie from looking to acquire Winslow on draft night.
I'm not necessarily sold on taking Winslow at #3 with guys like Russell, Porzingis or Mario Hezonja likely available, but he does present a intriguing option for the team if they were to trade down from there or attain a second top-10 pick. Hinkie may very well like him enough to draft him that high, but he is at least diligently collecting information about a potentially great player either way.