Feb 22, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (21) and guard Andrew Wiggins (22) speak with media after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 85-54. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers to take best player available


The Philadelphia 76ers, who currently have the NBA’s second worst record, trailing only the Milwaukee Bucks, and have clearly become the league’s worst team, losing 22 consecutive games, should be in a good position to add a nice piece to a talented young core.

It is no secret the 76ers covet Kansas Jayhawks’ forward Andrew Wiggins and adding a talent like Wiggins to center Nerlens Noel, point guard Michael Carter-Williams and possibly forward Thaddeus Young (they could chose to trade Young), could make for a very bright future.

Wiggins fits a position of need for the 76ers, but they say what a position a player plays won’t influence their decision. They are looking for the best player available.

“Best player and you let them co-exist,” 76ers’ head coach Brett Brown told Tom Moore of The Intelligencer. “If you get good people, that’ll all play out fine. My opinion — and this is just Brett Brown speaking — is you take the best player.”

That leaves the door open for another point guard like Australian native Dante Exum or another big like Kansas’ Joel Embiid.

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