Tomorrow night is a pivotal moment for the future of the 76ers. Holding the 3rd overall pick in the 2015 draft, GM Sam Hinkie has several big decisions to make which will impact the direction the franchise goes in for the next 5 years.
Will the 76ers stay at the 3rd pick? Will they trade up to acquire coveted point guard D’Angelo Russell, or will they trade down to accrue even more picks in a heavy draft?
Whatever the decision, The Coggin Toboggan has taken a look at some of the intangibles of the potential players whom may fall to the 76ers.
D’Angelo Russell: A lengthy point guard scouts are describing as one of the most pure shooters in the draft. However, Russell had to cancel a workout with the 76ers two weeks ago, citing an illness, but was seen later that day volunteering his time at local children’s hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley. Needs to figure out what’s most important in his life, basketball or charity?
Kristaps Porzingis: Dubbed the “Mystery Man” by NBA analysts, little is known about Porzingis outside of Youtube clips and his limited team workouts. Showed up to his 76ers workout with a cricket bat, which may not be a great sign.
Karl Towns: Highly touted Kentucky center, Towns wowed during the NCAA March Madness tournament until he ran up against Wisconsin. The loss is considered a definite black eye for Towns and his career, as he couldn’t beat a team starting four white guys.
Frank “The Tank” Kaminsky: If the 76ers can move back into the first round by moving some of their second round picks, Kaminsky is a definite possibility. The 7’2 Polish center is not only highly touted as an athlete coming out of college, he is widely considered to be one of the most brilliant men out of Poland, as he is credited with inventing a solar powered flashlight and an inflatable dartboard.
Saleh: An unknown forward from Africa is coming into the draft with hardly any professional or collegiate experience. However, 76ers scout Jimmy Dolan said he is the real deal and would be an absolute steal in the second round. Saleh reportedly won his freedom from his African tribe by defeating a much superior team, with the help of Dolan who was made an honorary member of the tribe.
There you have it. Any of these athletes would be a perfect addition to the 76ers, unless Furkan Aldemir scares them off with his 1,000-yard stare.