|I get it, I really do. You traded your best asset for essentially the #1 pick in this year's draft and a probable lottery pick in next year's draft. You've made the team bad...Bobcats bad. They're going to be bad for (at least) a year when it could pay huge dividends to be bad. Get worse to get better...the middle is the worst...accumulate assets. It all makes sense, I just have a favor to ask.|
|When David Stern strides to the podium tonight to announce the Sixers selection in the 2013 draft we might get our first glimpse into Sam Hinkie's team-building strategy. Or maybe we'll just get to see how he handles a late lottery pick in a terrible draft. Either way, at least something will happen, and the stakes aren't particularly high.|
|While the Sixers front office pats itself on the back for drafting Moe Harkless and Arnett Moultrie, two guys projected to go in the top 20, in reality they've added similar pieces to a roster in desperate need of skills these guys do not possess.|
|On Draft Eve the Sixers lame-duck, emasculated general manager seems content with the number 15 pick, and perfectly happy to take a passive approach to the draft, so I'll do the same.|
|The rumor mill is heating up, there's actually some exciting, possibly positive news leaking out of the front office (or being planted by same). Let's use this thread to make sense of it all.|
|If you don't have Synergy at your fingertips, the most advanced DVR/satellite television system at your disposal or millions of frequent flyer miles and no day job to worry about, this year's draft is pretty much a complete crapshoot. Scouting reports, YouTube clips, expert opinions - there isn't much else to go on. With a dearth of information, pretty much all we have to lean on is past experience. In other words, our biases.|
|Speak now or forever hold your peace. Vote in our final #2 draft pick poll after the jump. Live blog coming at 6:30.|
|Phil Jasner wrote an interesting article today about the Sixers' drafting in recent years. While the concept of the article was good and the back story that he provided for each pick was illuminating, I thought there were problems with his evaluation methodology. To evaluate how good an NBA draft pick is, one has to take into account who was available when the team drafted, how happy the team is (in hindsight) with the pick, and where the player would be picked today if the draft were done over. After the jump, I'll give my thoughts.|
|Turner, Favors, Cousins, maybe a trade? As we all know, the Sixers hold only one pick in tomorrow's NBA draft, albeit a sweet pick. But after the first ten minutes, the biggest question will be answered. After the jump, let's talk a bit about what could happen after that fateful trip to the podium.|
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|When mock drafts everywhere were updated, my e-mail, Twitter account and the comments here were flooded with questions about the number four pick. The Nets seem to be wavering on who they will pick at number three, meaning Derrick Favors may be available at number four. After the jump, I'll talk a bit about what this could mean for the Sixers.|
Latest comment: from eddies' heady'sSAS should if he is at the other end of the court doing it during season rather than with Quin Snyder or Aaron McKie etc....
|To me, things were looking up when I left for vacation. The team was far from a finished product, obviously, but we were told as fans that things would be turned around quickly under Doug Collins. A couple weeks later, let's take a look at where the team stands.|
|The summer of anticipation continues to unfold. We're left with one week before the Sixers will make their decision. Have I changed my mind? Check after the jump, leave your thoughts in the comments and vote in the poll.|
|I think there's basically zero chance Washington passes on Wall with the #1 pick, but I do see a scenario where Wall could fall to the Sixers. Explanation after the jump.|
Latest comment: from JasonWould have to think John Wall is going to be a Tier 1 superstar if you offer that. ...
|Doug Collins mentioned it in an interview shortly after he was hired, the Knicks did it last summer, Portland has made a habit out of it. Yes, for a number of reasons, draft picks are typically for sale. After the jump we'll take a look at who could be selling and why in the hopes that the Sixers will be buyers.|
|Everywhere you turn. Every draft blog, every chat, every mock draft there's one common theme: The Sixers are going to do something unexpected with the number two pick. I guess you can't blame these guys, I mean, the Sixers are an easy target, but enough is enough.|