Sixers Draft Five Players in Second Round; Add Pierre Jackson
The 76ers selected Clemson small forward K.J. McDaniels with the second pick, 32nd overall, of the second round of Thursday's draft. McDaniels was the ACC defensive player of the year and averaged 17.7 points per game this season.
Robinson possesses great athleticism and speed that should benefit him in the Sixers' up-tempo offense and could battle with Hollis Thompson and James Anderson for time at the small forward position.
With their 39th pick, the Sixers added Syracuse small forward Jerami Grant a long, athletic player who reminds me of current Sixer Thad Young. Grant is an explosive athlete who needs to work on his shooting. However, he should get plenty of opportunities to get minutes and should compete with McDaniels, Thompson and Anderson for minutes at the three.
Here is our war room reaction to the Sixers second round picks:
With the 47th pick, the Sixers selected Russ Smith out of Lousiville and traded him to New Orleans for guard Pierre Jackson, who they drafted last year with the 42nd pick. He was a part of the deal that sent Jrue Holiday to New Orleans for Nerlens Noel.
Next, the Sixers selected The 20-year-old, 6’6" point guard Vasilije Micic from Serbia with the 52nd pick. He has been described as one of the best passers in this draft. Micic averaged 12.1 points, 3.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.9 triples and 3.6 turnovers in 31.3 minutes.
Finally, at 54, the Sixers select another Serbian, Nemanja Dangubic, but traded him to the Spurs, who drafted Tennessee guard Jordan McRae with 58th pick. McRae averaged 18.5 points in 32 minutes per game as a senior.