Who Might The Sixers Target In The NBA Draft?76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Thursday, June 28th, 2012
We have Dwight Howard and D-Will possibly going to Houston. Houston has loaded up on draft picks to make a run at Howard. Nash might be going to Knicks. Don’t know why he would want to go there but whatever. There was even a false report on the internet that Melo got traded. Now, that would have been funny. People already have Ray Allen in a Heat jersey. The Bobcats and Pistons made a trade that might be the oddest trade ever. Warriors are rumored to be targeting Wilson Chandler for their seventh pick. Ummm, OK then. Seriously, what are some of these GM’s thinking? The one thing that scares me about Rod Thorn is that he said, there is a 50% chance or more that Hawes , Iggy and Lou-Will come back. Well, I did not want to hear that. I am going to pretend that I didn’t. That leads me right into the biggest rumor I heard and it involves our Sixers.
ESPN on Sirius radio mention that there is a rumor that the Lakers would send Bynum to the Sixers for Iggy, Holiday, and the 15th pick. Well, then. If this is true that would be the one major move that the fans are looking for. The Lakers need a point guard and they are looking to get younger as well. This would give the Sixers a legitimate big- man that they have not had since Barkley. Well, really Moses Malone.
Would the Sixers then take a run at D-Will right after? They would have the money once they amnesty Brand. Or would they just slide Turner to the point. This trade would open up a lot of different options for them. This trade won’t likely happen though. The Lakers would be nuts to give up the best younger center in the league. Stranger things have happen though. This should be an entertaining draft tonight even with most of these rumors being wrong. The Sixers are also link to Jamal Crawford.
Let’s get away from fantasy land for a little bit and get in to the draft. If you did not like what Thorn had to say about the Sixers free-agents you are not going to like this. Thorn has also come out said that he does not envision the Sixers moving up. What a “Buzz Kill”. So let’s recap, not trading up and wanting to bring back everyone from your own free-agents. Way to use all of your options there Thorn. OK, fine. I am going to go with the Sixers staying at the 15th pick for now. Here is who I would target..
Terrence Jones, Power Forward from Kentucky. He is 6′-10′ 252 pounds. Jones can score from anywhere on the court and is a very good ball-handler. He is a big-time athlete. The knock on him is that he has an inconsistent jumper and needs to work on his low-post game. Here is a scouts take..
Perry Jones III, Power Forward from Baylor- He is 6′-11″ 234 pounds. Perry can really score and can flat-out run the floor. The knock on him is that he does not live up to his talents yet. Here is a scouts take..
Jerad Sullinger, Power Forward From Ohio State - He is 6′-9″ 268 pounds. He has a high basketball IQ. He is great at using his body down low and can play with his back to the basket. The knock him is that he is not the greatest athlete. He also has back issues. Here is a scouts take..
Terrence Ross, Small Forward From Washington- He is 6′-7″ 197 pounds. He is a great athlete. He can flat-out shoot the rock with range. The knock on him is that he needs to work on his ball-handling. He also needs to get stronger as well. Here is a scouts take..
If I had to rank them I would go Perry Jones, Sullinger, Terrence Jones then Terrence Ross. Perry Jones is a top five talent that has yet to put his game all together. If I where Thorn I would do anything that is possible to improve this team. Here is hoping that the Sixers/Thorn are really going to explore all of the avenues for this team. PLEASE!!
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