05/23/13 10:41 am EST
On Tuesday night, the 76ers were officially locked into the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Sixers also have selections in the second round at #35 and #42. So there are some very important decisions to be made for this franchise come the end of June.
With a high first round pick and two second round picks stashed in their pocket (the 35th pick came to Philly via the New Orleans Hornets, along with Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins, in exchange for Willie Green and Jason Smith in 2010) the 76ers could do several things.
First, Sam Hinkie and company could package a combination of picks to move up in the Draft or combine them with a player in a deal as well. However, the Sixers could decide to keep their second round picks and add some young, inexpensive and talented (a.k.a. low risk/high reward) pieces to their roster. This was the preferred thinking of the Houston organization that Hinkie recently departed, so odds are he could be leaning in this direction.
Which brings up the question, “What kind of players will be available at 35 and 42 in the 2013 NBA Draft?”