NBA Draft 2016: 5 players Philadelphia 76ers need to target

BATON ROUGE, LA - FEBRUARY 06: Ben Simmons /
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SPOKANE, WA – MARCH 20: DeAndre Bembry
SPOKANE, WA – MARCH 20: DeAndre Bembry /

2. DeAndre Bembry – Saint Joseph’s

Let’s say that Prince is off the board when the 76ers make their selection at No. 24 though. They would still be well suited to take a player to occupy that space on the wing at the small forward spot and that has the ability to do a lot of things well and really contribute at a certain level right away. One of my favorite prospects to fill that type of role in this entire draft is DeAndre Bembry out of St. Joe’s.

Bembry was highly productive throughout his entire career with the Hawks and proved time and again that he’s a high quality leader. However, he’s fallen this far down on most draft boards because of first his age and secondly that his size isn’t ideal to fit in at the three. That being said, he does have decent athleticism and length and really has completed his game in regards to his skill set on both ends of the floor.

This is one of those picks that I think would really pay off for Philly. He’s the type of player that showed in college what he’s capable of, but the process of the draft and the overanalyzing of everything and of these youngsters has hurt more than it helped. This could be a steal for the 76ers if they take Bembry and I think they should do so if he’s there—and he should be.

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