The Sixers can take the first step at adding more depth to their roster via the 2024 NBA Draft, and ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo have Philadelphia selecting Providence guard Devin Carter with the No. 16 overall pick in the latest NBA Mock Draft at

The blend of experience, athletic tools, defensive motor and high-level intangibles Carter brings figures to hold strong appeal to playoff-caliber teams in this range of the draft. Carter tested quite well at the combine and fared well in four-on-four drills, electing to play and showcase his competitiveness, which likely helped further his case. The 76ers are in position to grab whichever prospect falls to them here outside the lottery, but creating some short-term value is likely imperative as Philadelphia pushes to improve the team around Joel Embiid.

The combo guard averaged 19.7 points per game to go along with 8.67 rebounds last year for the Friars. He played 96 overall games, playing two years at Providence and one at South Carolina.

He excelled at the NBA Combine, showing his toughness, physical style of play, and defensive intensity, showing why he is one of the draft's top defenders and athletes.

With the Sixers in win-now mode, there have been plenty of rumors about them trading this pick to build a more complete roster around Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid. If the Sixers keep the pick and take Carter, he could be a good depth piece in the Sixers' backcourt as a defensive stopper and compliment to Maxey.

Carter is just the eighth Providence College player to capture the Big East scoring title and led all Big East players in scoring this season.

The NBA Draft is Wednesday, June 26 with Round 2 on Thursday June 27th and can be heard on 97.3 ESPN.

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