The Philadelphia 76ers have a roster which consists of a strong, youthful core which includes talent like Nerlens Noel and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year award winner, Michael Carter-Williams. Of course, you can never have too much of a good thing and it appears as if the Sixers are attempting to build their future roster off the current draft.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the 76ers have inquired with teams about trading for another top ten pick. Keep in mind, this is a team who already owns the No. 3 pick and the No. 10 pick.
“Philadelphia has had discussions with teams about gathering an additional pick between its two current choices at No. 3 and No. 10,” says Wojonarowski.
Shockingly enough, it’s not out of the realm of possibility either because multiple teams who own picks in that area have expressed interest in either moving down or trading out of the draft, including the Boston Celtics (No. 6), Los Angeles Lakers (No. 7) and Sacramento Kings (No. 8).
Of course, all of those teams appear to desire a veteran in a trade, something the Sixers don’t exactly have a lot of though there have been rumors dating back to last February suggesting that the Sixers wouldn’t exactly be opposed to trading forward Thaddeus Young, who depending on who you ask may or may not have made a soft trade request.
Speculation from Wojo hints that the Sixers may like Marcus Smart and would like the additional pick to be in position to possibly draft the Oklahoma State product.