Posted by: Philadunkia
06/27/13 12:55 pm EST

The 2013 NBA Draft is just hours away and unless you have been living under The Commodore Barry Bridge, you know the 76ers have numerous holes they will be looking to fill tonight.  We have discussed in detail here at Philadunkia the Sixers’ ills — shooting guard, power forward and center.  Our hope is that tonight our new leader, Sam Hinkie, finds several players via the Draft (11th, 35th & 42nd picks) and/or trades that will solve some of these issues.

We have already showed you what all the “experts” and NBA scouts think of the players that should be available when the Sixers are put on the clock tonight.  Now it’s time for the scribes here at Philadunkia to predict what the 7-6 will do with the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Will it be a SG with a smooth stroke?  Or an athletic power forward?  Has one of the “upside” 7-footers caught Hinkie’s eye and registered on his analytics? Maybe it’s another athletic ‘tweener that has impressed the Sixers?

Really, only Hinkie knows what is going to happen in Brooklyn tonight, but after the jump Philadunkia’s own take a stab at predicting who the 76ers will pick at No. 11.


Jeff McMenamin:  At #11 the Sixers select…Shabazz Muhammad. None of the second tier big men in this draft have impressed me and assuming the Sixers stay at the No. 11 pick, I don’t see them being able to nab Nerlens Noel, Alex Len or Cody Zeller. Go with the best available scoring option with the most size instead of taking a risk on a guy like Steven Adams, Kelly Olynyk or Mason Plumlee. Even with the best trainers, these guys aren’t going anywhere on the NBA level.  I’m fine with the Sixers taking C.J. McCollum if he’s available as well, but at 6’3″, 197 pounds it’ll be tough for him to thrive as a scorer in the NBA. Coming out of Lehigh, it remains to be seen if he’d be able to produce against much stiffer competition.

Muhammad has the size at 6’6″, 222 pounds to be an NBA shooting guard, he’s been known throughout his life as a top-tier scorer and if he continues to work on his game could develop into a Tyreke Evans-type player for the Sixers. Outside of a big man last season, the Sixers’ biggest problem was another scorer to compliment Jrue Holiday.  Muhammad can help solve that problem and with the right trainers and people around him can grow into a special player.

C. Smith:  (In my best David Stern voice here) With the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft the Philadelphia 76ers select…Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from the University of Georgia.  Today’s NBA is a guard/wing dominated League and Caldwell-Pope will be the best perimeter player available at #11. One scout told SI.com that Caldwell-Pope scored “really high in our analytical projections”. We all know how Sam Hinkie & company love their analytics.

I still pray that they trade back with Atlanta and grab the Hawks’ two 1st round picks, but if Hinkie doesn’t make that move, then pairing a 6-6, 205-pound shooting guard who can create his own shot and hit the jumper with Jrue Holiday makes the Sixers a much better team than if the draft a raw center or ‘tweener big who needs time to develop.

Jake Fischer:  At #11 the Sixers Select… Steven Adams from Pittsburgh. Cody Zeller or Kelly Olynyk will probably have more instant impacts in the League, but only if they can play 20-25 minutes per game on a contender. That’s why it’s ideal for either of those two guys to get picked by Oklahoma City at No. 12. Adams has the bigger body, he’s younger and has the best chance to become a legitimate starting center in this league. If the Sixers are drafting at No. 11 that means that they didn’t trade up for a guard and will try to bolster their frontcourt and move on from the Andrew Bynum fiasco. If that’s the case, Adams is your best bet to have Philadunkia eventually forgive Bynum and the front office for last season.

Steve Toll:  At #11 the 76ers select CJ McCollum from Lehigh University.  It’s a rare thing for the 11th pick to win Rookie of the Year, but I think he is the guy to do it.  CJ reminds me a lot of Damian Lillard and he seems NBA ready.  CJ can spend some time at the point, and a 2 guard.  Sam Hinkie gets a major steal in his first draft, if CJ is there at #11.

Michael Kaskey-Blomain:  Assuming the Sixers stay at #11, there are only a couple guys I see them selecting.  C.J. McCollum would be an excellent choice, as the Sixers desperately need some scoring, but he may be unavailable at that point.  The logical selection then would be Cody Zeller, who could come in and contribute right away.  The team is intrigued by him as he could play a couple positions, and is extremely athletic.

Pairing him with a strong post presence at the center spot could be extremely effective as he would be able to effectively stretch the defense.  Zeller’s stock has been rising however, and if he is also unavailable, then Steven Adams out of Pittsburgh may be the pick, as the team was impressed with his workouts.



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6 Responses to “DRAFT13: OUR 76ers PREDICTIONS”

  1. Geoff
    27. June 2013 at 13:52

    We just need to take the best player available at the time. I would love for that player to be Shabazz or McCollum. I hope we don’t take a big man just for the sake of filling a need. Any big man we can get at #11 won’t be a game changer, so might as well pick up a big in the second round.

  2. freezer
    27. June 2013 at 16:23


  3. MattSg
    27. June 2013 at 17:17

    I like zeller, cj , shabazz, michael carter williams . All In that order .

  4. MattSg
    27. June 2013 at 17:18


    Shabazz is kinda weird …

  5. NBA Genuine Draft
    27. June 2013 at 21:05

    Nerlens Noel and a 2014 pick, anyone? LOL…I guess Hinkie wasn’t a big fan of the Jruth and felt he could move him for some assets. Let’s just hope Noel isn’t Bynum, Part Deux!

  6. bo
    28. June 2013 at 03:43

    I think the Michael Carter Williams pick could be a great pick if he is as good as I have been told ,I have not seen him play but at 6,6 and playing the pg position will cause many match up problems. And I really was not a fan of jrue holiday but they traded him for Nelens Noel who I saw many times before he was injured and he was not half the player Anthony davis was. people are getting stupid just cause he was formally paid and coached by by Kentucky coach john (calamari) calipari does not mean he will be any good .if he plays 4 years for the sixers and by his 4th year he averages 9 points and 7 rebounds and 1 block shot .you can not give him a 10 million dollar contract like delembart got. I think that NBA players should get a 1 million contract with no guaranteed money and it should be heavy on incentives like if you get a certain amount of points. if a player averages under 5 points a game bo incentive should be giving in first 2 years in league a big man picked 11 should average atleast 12 to 15 pts a game and 8 to 10 rebounds and shoot 58 to 65 percent from the field cause most shots will be in the paint and 70 % from ft and a couple blocks a game and if they have a lot of turn overs it should be a minus incentive .and a guard should average about the same point wise by his second season and shoot 50% from field,and 35 to 40 from 3 point range and 75% fromft line and should have a 4 to 1 assist to turn over ratio.and a player drafted should never sit the bench for 3 to 5 years of his first contract and average less than 8 minuets a game and less than 6 pts 3 rebs..before samual delembart was traded or wavid he had a contract that was paying him over 10 million a year. and he averaged 8 pts 9 rebounds and 2 blocks and 4 or5 turn overs.he made more money in two years around 21 million .which is more than dr jay and bobby jones and George miginnas and all trhe players who played in the 60,and 70,s did in their whole career. And some of those guys averaged 25 to 30 points a game for several years. they pay way to much money in all professional sports. players getting 20 million a year or more signing 5 or 6 year contracts worth 130 million or more. and all it does is drive up ticket prices so normal people cannot afford to go to games I have only been abel to go to two nba games in my life philly at charolette and philly at atlabta and both were over 4 hour drives from where I live and counting motel and money for gas and tickets and food it cost over 400 dollars to go and I watched 1 nfl game in 2003 Miami at Tennessee and I drove almost4 hours stayed in hotel and spent 200 for tickets from someone who buys them cheap then sale high and I spent 500 more dollars , altogether around 1000 dollars and in 2009 I saw the Miami dolphins play at the titans and at Carolina and at Atlanta all long drive and spent a lot of money.and in my honest opinion the NBA has some stars but as a whole the talent just is not there players leaving after a year in collage and some can play immediately but other sit on the bench for their entire first contract because they are not ready to play in a mans league where it is very physical.i have seen several players drafted by philly and never get any big minuets or score more than 4 pts a game and when there contract is up they go else where and finally the do good because they have grown up. The NBA shoul make a new rule that makes it so a player must play atleast 3 years of collage and be 21.i don’t see noel doing anything for the sixers any time soon at almost 7 foot and around 200 pounds. when I was a senior in high school and a foot shorter than noel I would not have let him score more than 8 or 9 points a game if that cause I benched pressed 395 five times and 445 one time and I regurly squatted 750 pounds and I walked around the weight room with 550 on my shoulders showing off and I leg pressed 1200 pounds and could have done more but it only held 1200.he could have never got position on me and he would not have jumed over me because I would have had a body on him .and I know he is not strong enough to play against the other centers and power forwards in the leauge

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