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Sixers draft Marial Shayok and Jordan Bone, trade away Bone for cash and heavily-protected future 2nd-round pick

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Unimaginative end to the disappointing night

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After making three trades earlier in the evening, netting one player in the form of Matisse Thybulle, the Sixers selected an honest-to-goodness basketball player with the 54th overall pick.

Shayok started his collegiate career at Virginia, before transferring to Iowa State for his senior season. The 6-foot-6 Canadian averaged 18.7 points per game in the Cyclones’ up-tempo system, while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from 3. He turns 24 years old next month. Here’s an in-depth analyis:

Then, the Sixers selected Tennessee guard Jordan Bone...

Or so we thought.

Elton Brand once again decided to kick the can down the road with a second-round asset.

In a vacuum, trading the 57th pick for a future second-round pick seems like a good move, except for the protections in place on the pick.

Basically, it’s a fake pick. Ownership decided the recent tax cuts weren’t enough and they needed an additional boost in the form of the much-traveled Cash Considerations.

Disappointing. Embarrassing. Shameful. Take your pick. The Sixers didn’t take theirs.

I hope the Sixers have a plan in place for free agency, because they entered the draft with five picks, and came away with one player who can be reasonably expected to contribute this season. Not a fun night.