Joel Embiid was selected by the Sixers with the third overall, but Embiid actually thought he might slide to the second-round.
Philadelphia sports fans have unwillingly had to display an ability to be patient and to wait. Now the Sixers have made it clear that they are going to push that level of patience to the brink and fans of the team will have to decide if they are going to come along for the ride.
Sixers GM Sam Hinkie addressed the media on Friday afternoon.
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The Sixers are stock-piling assets, picks, and players modeling after the Rockets.
While the Sixers first-round acquisitions might not contribute immediately, their upside has experts and fans hopeful.
The Sixers entered the NBA Draft with a league leading seven picks and the team walked away with seven new players. Not all of the newest Sixers will be on next season’s roster, nor will they all play in the first game. However, the team amassed a haul of new pieces and some future draft picks that have to have Sam Hinkie and Brett Brown happy.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — The Sixers kicked off the second round of the draft by selecting K.J. McDaniels from Clemson. McDaniels was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He led the ACC in blocked shots […]
Coming into tonight’s NBA Draft, things were split among experts and fans on what the Sixers would, and should do with their draft picks. The team wound up not trading up to the top spot in the draft, all but ending their pursuit of Andrew Wiggins. The team did not walk away with a player that would be ready to go on day one. Instead they selected Joel Embiid.
Following their selection of Joel Embiid at number 3, the Sixers added Elfrid Payton at number 10. Payton comes to the Sixers by way of Louisiana-Lafayette. The team will reportedly deal him to Orlando for Dario Saric.
With the third selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers have selected Kansas Center Joel Embiid. The Kansas big man was the consensus number one pick until an injury to his foot required surgery.
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