Here’s some news from our own Kyle Neubeck, who’s currently at the Sixers’ Malik Monk workout:
The Sixers will be one of several teams with representatives at a private workout for NC State's Dennis Smith today, per multiple sources.— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) June 15, 2017
With Monk in the team’s facilities today and this information about Dennis Smith Jr., it seems like the Sixers are finally starting to make it publicly known that they’re working out prospects that could potentially be in play for the third-overall pick.
Neubeck also had this to say:
The Sixers also have plans to host Smith for a workout in their own facility at a later date.— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) June 15, 2017
This comes on the heels of a report from earlier today stating that some members of the Sixers’ front office are “big fans” of Smith. Neubeck had this to stay regarding Smith then:
Although some members of our staff have Smith in the top-three for our composite Big Board, I tend to agree with Begley’s assessment that the Sixers would be targeting if they traded back. The rumored swap with the Kings just won’t seem to go away, and he would very much be in play at No. 5 if they decided that’s the route they want to take.
Though Smith’s game can be excruciating to watch sometimes if you place defense high on the priority list—it’s one half of the game, you know—he’s an electric talent when he gets it going. We saw flashes of his athleticism pop as he began to get up to speed again post-ACL tear, and behind Markelle Fultz, he has the best chance to be a three-level scorer of the guard prospects in the lottery.
The Sixers will also be holding a workout tomorrow for Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis, Connecticut’s Amida Brimah, Kentucky’s Isaac Humphries, Miami’s Davon Reed and Weber State’s Jeremy Senglin.