05/21/15 10:25 am EST
Next month, the 76ers have the number three overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. All of us here at Philadunkia are hoping and praying, just like all of you, that Sam Hinkie will select a player that has a huge impact on this franchise for years to come (cough…D’Angelo Russell..cough) and one would think that type of player would be very easy to find and draft at No. 3.
However, when we reviewed the list of No. 3 selections from the last twenty-four years of the NBA Draft, we found plenty of evidence that the Sixers (or any team for that matter) are just as likely to misfire badly with the No. 3 overall pick as they are to get it right.
To be honest, this Draft history crash course made our stomachs a little queasy, so of course we thought we’d share it with our readers.