Brian is still out of the country, but he'll be back on July 2 with his full take on the Sixer draft. In the meantime, I'm here to give all you Philly fans the facts on the 2007 NBA Draft. Just the facts, ma'am. I'm not a huge hoops fan, but I did brush up against basketball greatness on Thursday afternoon on my way home from work. I was walking to Penn Station when I saw this gigantic man walking toward me standing head and torso above everyone else. Turned out to be Kareem Abdul-Jabar. I should have yelled out, "Hey, it's Roger Murdock!" but I thought about it two hours too late.
Anyway, here's a rundown of who the Sixers took. Leave your thoughts in the comments section and check back on Tuesday for Brian's take.
Pick #12: Thaddeus Young, Forward, Georgia Tech.
Pick #21 (from Denver): Daequan Cook, Guard, Ohio State (to Miami). Sixers pick up Miami's #20 pick, Jason Smith, Forward/Center, Colorado State.
Pick #30 (from Dallas): Petteri Koponen, Guard, Finland (to Portland). Sixers pick up Portland's #42 pick, Derrick Byars, Guard/Forward, Vanderbilt.
Pick #38 (from New York): Kyrylo Fesenko, Center, Bosnia (to Indiana).