|David Aldridge has some info I find encouraging and some analysis I find sorely lacking on a workout the Sixers have scheduled.|
|I'm convinced Chad Ford is out of his mind. He continues to beat the drum that the Sixers are likely to trade the #2 pick (a) because Turner doesn't fit with Iguodala and (b) because other teams are interested in moving up and (c) because Doug Collins is in a "win now" situation. Let's throw some cold water on Ford's faulty logic after the jump.|
|One of the rumors people keep trying to push involves the Sixers dropping down to #4 in the draft. The logic is that Minnesota loves Turner and they want to move up. The scenarios involve either Elton Brand ('s contract) or Andre Igoudala, among other things. After Friday's measurements from the pre-draft combine, I'm officially saying I don't care what Minnesota offers, there's no way I'd make that deal.|
|I've seen a ton of chatter about the Sixers possibly trading Andre Iguodala if they pick Evan Turner with the number two pick in next month's draft. Let me start by saying that's asinine, at this point. There's absolutely no need to trade anyone right now. Drafting Turner does turn up the heat on one particular Sixers, in my mind, however. The impact on Thad after the jump.|
|Derek will be calling in from the road on his way to Chicago for the pre-draft combine. Meaning I'll be flying solo at the controls for tonight's special draft lottery edition of SixersBeat. Join me at 8pm and be gentle if you call in. Info after the jump.|
|Evan Turner, Derrick Favors, Evan Favors, Derrick Turner. We've got a month to debate it, cast your vote in the first poll and then celebrate in the comments.|
|Cross your fingers. Knock on wood. Grab your rabbit's foot. The time is finally upon us. We'll go through it together, hopefully it won't be as excruciating as the Eddie Jordan Era was. Your 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Live blog, after the jump.|
|The clock just refuses to move quickly enough, so how about a best/worst for each possible spot the Sixers could wind up? Why not? Kill some time after the jump (5 more hours, guys).|
Latest comment: from Brian:) Haven't felt this good about the Sixers in a long time....
|By now, you already know the Sixers have an 18.3% chance at landing a top three spot in tonight's draft lottery. You may or may not know their odds of walking away with the #6 or #7 pick is over 70%. If you aren't into odds and you just want to know how you should feel during the painfully slow and drawn out unveiling later tonight, check after the jump. I've created a viewer's guide tailored specifically for the suffering Sixers fans.|
|No surprise here. John Wall is number one on my list, just like every other list out there. Check out the entire 9 players, 9 days series here. Info after the jump.|
|The penultimate player on our 9 players, 9 days series is Georgia Tech PF/C, Derrick Favors. More on the 18-year-old big man after the jump.|
|The man in the middle there - the one with the killer smile - he's number four in our 9 players, 9 days series. More on DeMarcus Cousins after the jump.|
Latest comment: from Mireya ChiemDirk ought to be the story but many of America was pulling for that Heat to get rid of, not for that Mavs to win....
|Four guys above, four guys below. Wesley Johnson is the man in the middle of our 9 players, 9 days series. Thoughts and info after the jump.|
|Fourth in our 9 players, 9 days series and sixth on my draft board is Wake Forest's combo forward, Al-Farouq Aminu. Thoughts after the jump.|
|Up next in the 9 players, 9 days series is Ekpe Udoh. Higher on my board than probably just about every other board, but I have my reasons. Allow me to explain after the jump.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMageeScared the hell out of my gf and my pets when the raptors made that really stupid mistake...