Is Mikal Bridges The Best Option For 76ers At 10th Overall?
The 2018 NBA Draft will be the sixth straight year the 76ers own a pick the Draft Lottery, which is the top 14 picks in the draft. The Sixers have owned the Tenth Overall Pick only one other time in the last 20 years: 2014 NBA Draft the Sixers selected Elfrid Payton, then traded him to the Orlando Magic in a deal that gave Philadelphia the rights to Dario Saric. Many Mock Drafts project Villanova's Mikal Bridges to be selected by the Sixers in this year's draft.
NBCSports.com Lead NBA Writer Kurt Helin joined Mike Gill on Thursday discussing what the Sixers' likely options are at the Tenth Overall Pick:
“(At Tenth Overall) you are getting a nice guy; We did a mock (draft) yesterday where we had Mikal Bridges going to them. - But my guess is that one of the two Bridges’, there’s also Miles out of Michigan State, both of them are exactly the type of wings that would fit into what they need. We saw what the shooting brought them when they got (Marco) Bellineli and (Ersan) Ilyasova over the season and obviously how much JJ Redick meant to them this year. (Mikal Bridges and Miles Bridges) are the kind of guys who can walk in and be Three-and-D guys and play a role really quickly for (the Sixers). They’re both fairly NBA ready so I think (the Sixers) are going to be able to get a guy who fits into what they do and their rotation at 10th overall and another guy who can be a long term piece for them. “
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