09/09/13 2:25 pm EST
Whomever the 76ers select at or near the top of the 2014 NBA Draft next year, that player will face the tremendous challenge in leading this organization to an NBA Championship. Despite what Sam Hinkie and Joshua Harris have promised to everyone involved in the organization, the odds of a top 5 pick winning an NBA title with the franchise that drafted him are long – very long.
There is this thought that not only will Sam Hinkie draft the right guys, but that he will also do something that has been historically near impossible to do.
Look at the NBA draft from 1990 through 2009. In the past 20 years, take a wild guess how many players picked in the top 5 have won an NBA title with their original team while contributing (here’s looking at you, Darko).
After the jump, I’ll give you the answer to that question as I take a realistic look at why Sam Hinkie and his To Be Determined player from the top of the 2014 Draft face the utterly impossible challenge of leading the Sixers to the Promised Land again.