Despite suffering through a 26-game losing streak during the season, the 76ers finished with a record of 19-63, only the second worst mark in the league. After the Cleveland Cavaliers jumped eight teams to grab the number one overall pick in the lottery, the 76ers wound up with the third-overall pick.
Although the 76ers can get an excellent player with the third-overall pick such as former Kansas Jayhawks’ center Joel Embiid, former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker or Australian point guard Dante Exum, the player they truly want in the draft is Embiid’s college teammate, forward Andrew Wiggins.
The 76ers are trying to put together a deal to move up to number one. Chad Ford of ESPN.com explains that not only do the 76ers covet Wiggins, but Wiggins prefers to play for the 76ers over the Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks.
If Wiggins isn’t on the board for the Sixers, I’m told they’ll take whoever is left between Embiid and Parker…
…Dante Exum also isn’t out of the question here, but I hear he’ll need to wow them when he rolls into Philadelphia next week for his workout with them…
…Dante Exum also isn’t out of the question here, but I hear he’ll need to wow them when he rolls into Philadelphia next week for his workout with them.
Wiggins is ranked as the top prospect in the draft by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express and is projected to go number one overall. He put up17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field, 34.1% from beyond the arc and 77.5% from the free throw line for the Jayhawks last season.