|In what I believe is a five-man draft, the Sixers most-likely landing spot in the draft lottery is number six. After the jump, let's take a look at the teams who will probably be drafting ahead of the Sixers and see if we can identify a player who two who may sneak into the top five ahead of Philly.|
|Either the Sixers have finally run into a modicum of good luck (or Joe Dumars broke a couple of mirrors after realizing he signed both Ben Gordon and Charlie V. last summer). Either way, according to the Pistons' Twitter account, the Sixers won the coin flip and will slot into the #6 spot of the NBA draft. Details after the jump (h/t Liberty Ballers)|
|Since this disaster of a season is taking forever to end, let's use Monday morning to look forward a bit. As of today, the Sixers stand alone with the 7th-worst record in the league. If they lose their final two games, they can finish no worse than that. I'm going to try to retain some positivity, so after the jump I'll give you my draft board, ranked 1-7 only, if the Sixers fall, well, let's not think about that yet.|
|This team has holes, plural. Unfortunately, as TK76 pointed out yesterday in the comments, the Sixers have put themselves in a position where they may only be able to address one of them. Let's talk priorities after the jump.|
|The next time someone tells you no one cares about the Sixers, get them to take a look at yesterday's post and the 220+ comments from Sixers fans. I'm proud of you guys for carrying the torch and I can only hope that some day the franchise will put a product on the court worthy of your devotion. Let's keep the momentum going with another question today, check it out after the jump.|
|Two draft-related questions after the jump to kick off your Monday morning.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMagee"It just isn't true" Again - that's your opinion...
|If you missed SixersBeat last night, Derek and I spent some time talking about the draft, and the core group of players who have the highest likelihood of making a big impact on the roster. You can listen to the replay here. After the jump, I want to expand upon the logic a bit and maybe draw a line in the sand.|
Latest comment: from Derek BodnerIn terms of potential shot blocking bigs, he would be about 4th on my list....
|After months of hard work, the Sixers have finally moved out of the #9 spot in the lottery. Above is Chad Ford's latest mock draft.|
|We've had a nice back-and-forth in the comments over the past month or so regarding the "blow it up" option. The logic goes that the Sixers are stuck in a vicious cycle as long as they're drafting in the teens and they'll never truly turn the corner until they become bad enough to get to the top of the draft. I've consistently fallen on the other side of the argument, for several reasons. One of those reasons is simply that we've been there before, I lived through it, and it wasn't pretty.|
Latest comment: from BrianYeah, my question was if you think we should blow it up, then why draft for a need?...
|All the teams have played a game or two in the preseason. This seems like as good a time as any to see how the first-round draft picks are performing at the pro level. We'll take a look at the available stats after the jump.|
|The six guys scheduled to come in for pre-draft workouts on Sunday after the jump.|
|The Sixers plan to bring five more players in for workouts this morning. After the jump we'll go through the list, and do mini-profiles on each player.|
|Kevin Tatum has a story on Philly.com about three points the Sixers either interviewed, or plan on interviewing: Jonny Flynn, Ty Lawson and Stephen Curry.|
|When I was checking to see if the combine measurements were posted yet, I stumbled across a cool feature at DraftExpress. They have a list of which plays are scheduled to workout for which teams, and when. After the jump, we'll check out the guys already on the Sixers' docket.|
Latest comment: from JohnSammy and Reggie and Willie kill this system right?...