Who Are The Top Options For The Sixers At 10th Overall Pick?
On Tuesday, the Sixers brought back NBA Draft Prospects Kevin Knox and Zhaire Smith for a second workout after the organization had a plethora of prospects in last week including Knox, Smith, Mikal Bridges, Lonnie Walker, and Bruce Brown Jr. The 76ers, who currently own the Tenth Overall Pick and the 26th Overall Pick in this year's draft, have made a priority to workout prospects who can play on the perimeter on both ends of the court. The combination of Marco Bellineli and JJ Redick as Unrestricted Free Agents along with the underwhelming production from Robert Covington during the 2018 NBA Playoffs has put a priority on improving talent and depth on the perimeter for the 76ers this offseason as the team positions themselves as one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference.
ESPN NBA Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joined Mike Gill on Tuesday with his perspective on the best options for the 76ers with the 10th overall Pick:
"I like Kevin Knox’s talent quite a bit, and I can see him maybe even going ahead of them, maybe as high as Seventh to Chicago or at Ninth to New York. Him being 18 years old, 6’9 playing essentially the same position as (Robert) Covington - Ben Simmons we saw guarding quite a few power forwards over the course of the season, so I’m just not sure where Knox fits in to that. To me, you’re probably going to want to look at more of a true wing....That’s where everyone assumes (Sixers are) going to take Mikal Bridges if they keep that pick and if he’s there, with all the connections there between Villanova and Philadelphia. And also how great of a fit he is, he’s only 22 years old, he just won a National Championship, he’s a tremendous shooter, he’s got a 7’2 wingspan and he can guard all the positions. He knows how to play, he’s a high character guy, his mom works for the Sixers, there’s a lot going there between Bridges and the Sixers....As far as being intriguing for Philly is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Just because he’s 6’6, has a 7 foot wingspan, he can guard ones, twos, and threes, he’s not great but a decent shooter with his feet set, he’s improving in that area and has a great feel for the game."
Checkout what Givony had to say about the 76ers options at the 26th Overall pick along with what the team could do with their four second round picks and his perspective on the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft