2018 NBA Mock Draft Round-Up: Who is Being Pegged For The Sixers at No. 10 and 26?
With the NBA Finals in the books, the first phase of building the 2018-2019 Sixers is the 2018 NBA Draft, which is less than 2 weeks away.
The Sixers own six overall picks, including two first-round selections, so they will select in the No. 10 and 26 position when the draft gets here on Thursday, June 21. The Sixers also will have four selections in the second round (38, 39, 56 and 60).
With the Sixers returning to the playoffs. there is a lot of excitement about next year's team having virtually their entire rotation under contract for 2018-19, they could go several different directions in Round one.
Here’s A Compilation of NBA Mock Drafts for the Sixers at 10 and 26:
Knox is a versatile forward, who earned first team All-SEC and was conference co-freshman of the year .... He has all the tools to score at three different levels ... Projects as a solid role player that can potentially grow into a dangerous scorer at the next level ... Will likely need to further develop his defense and vision to reach his potential.
Elie Okobo is a combo guard who is still learning how to become a point guard. His ability to score in every way possible (Pull-up, Catch and Shot, Spot up, Drive) along with his court vision, above average athleticism and defensive potential make him really intriguing. If he manages to play with the same motor all the time and become a point guard he could be a really good player in the future.
The 76ers have gotten great production out of JJ Redick and Marco Belinelli, but with both players approaching free agency -- and their mid-30s -- it makes sense to think about drafting a wing who can complement Philadelphia's building blocks of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz.
Bridges is an easy player to slot on almost any NBA roster, thanks to his multipositional defensive versatility, 3-point shooting and role-player potential. He isn't as gifted a shot creator as you'd like from a top-10 pick, but on this roster, he won't need to be.
Backup center is a position of need for Philadelphia, and it wouldn't hurt to add another athlete to the frontcourt who can catch lobs and help protect the rim off the bench.
Robinson is one of the most talented prospects in the draft physically -- with impressive length, athleticism and shot-blocking instincts -- but is far away from contributing. The fact that he elected not to play college basketball this season won't help his NBA readiness, but at some point in the draft, he's worth taking a gamble on as a developmental project.
The Philadelphia 76ers could be targeting Mikal Bridges. There are also a handful of prospects who could fall into the next tier without a noticeable gap between each, meaning fit and need may come into the equation for Philadelphia.
An explosive athlete with an NBA shooting guard's physical profile and easily buyable jump shot, Lonnie Walker IV could make his way into the mix at No. 10.
Assuming the coaching staff increases Markelle Fultz's reps next season while Ben Simmons continues running the show, it makes sense for the Sixers to add off-ball scorers and shooters, especially since JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova are unrestricted free agents.
Frazier called it quits after a strong first day at the NBA combine, which is a potential sign he received some assurance about his draft stock. He's limited offensively, but the rising value of versatile defenders who can shoot benefits him. He'll guard multiple positions and make open shots.
Thrived at Duke but was overshadowed by Bagley and, to an extent, Grayson Allen's general stardom. Carter (13.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg) is never going to be the A option on a team, but you're not looking to get that at No. 10. Instead, he'll be a three-level option (perhaps as soon as his second year) and would do more for the 76ers than the messy, ongoing Markelle Fultz experiment.
Smart player, hard worker, good NBA body. Was hurt at the end of the season, so that has his stock up in the air to a degree. Not going to average 15 points or anything like that in the NBA, but we have to put value on guys who commit to defense and embrace their role. Philadelphia would be fortunate to land a rotation player like Brown.
Bridges is a tweener who can play the two, three or four if needed. While Bridges’ statistics remained similar overall, his free throw percentage increased dramatically in just one season (.685 to .853), which indicates there’s plenty of potential to improve his 3-point percentage (.375) after two years as a Spartan.
Drafting Bridges would give the team added wing depth and the option to eventually trade Robert Covington if the team wants to shed salary.
As the 76ers prepare to chase LeBron James in free agency this summer, it couldn’t hurt to draft a player who shares the same agent – Rich Paul.
Allen is ready to step in and contribute immediately, which is the type of prospect a team on the immediate rise like Philadelphia could use.
The 76ers want to add shooters around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Hence, signing J.J. Redick in free agency and Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova during the buyout process.
If Redick leaves in free agency, Allen – a fellow Duke alum – would help replace his shooting ability. If Redick stays, Allen could learn from him as a mentor. Local star Donte DiVincenzo from Villanova is also an option here.