Realistically, Philadelphia's options with the first overall pick are LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram, but that won't stop them from bringing in other top players for workouts. The Undefeated's Marc Spears reports that the 76ers front office will do their due diligence on Providence point guard Kris Dunn, Cal guard Jaylen Brown and Kentucky shooting guard Jamal Murray. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and Maccabi Tel Aviv power forward Dragan Bender may also be extended workout invites at some point.
...Several sources told The Undefeated that Philadelphia expects to also work out ex-California forward Jaylen Brown, ex-Providence point guard Kris Dunn and ex-Kentucky combo guard Jamal Murray. The Sixers are also considering offering workout invitations to ex-Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield and Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Dragan Bender, too.
Spears elaborates that all of these workouts have yet to be scheduled.
The 22-year-old Dunn was named Big East Player of the Year and Big East Defensive Player of the Year as he led the Friars to an NCAA Tournament appearance. He averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds during his senior season. Draft Express rates him as the fourth best prospect.
Brown was a little disappointing in his one season at Cal. He averaged 14.6 points per game on 43.1% shooting, but showed how raw he truly is with his poor outside shooting and high turnover rate. Draft Express rates him right behind Dunn.
Once he made the move from point guard to shooting guard, Murray's play took off at Kentucky. He averaged 20 points per game while shooting 40.8% from beyond the arc on 277 attempts. The 19-year-old comes in at sixth on Draft Express's rankings.
Giving these guys a closer look can't really hurt for the Sixers front office. It's always good to have as much information as possible, especially if general manager Bryan Colangelo considers trading one of the team's bigs for a high lottery pick.