01/30/15 11:55 am EST
The 2015 NBA Trade Deadline is now just twenty days away. If between now and February 19th Sam Hinkie decided to pull the trigger on one of the numerous Michael Carter-Williams trade rumors circulating around the League, that would leave Nerlens Noel as the only 1st Round pick taken by the 76ers between 2007-2013 remaining on this roster. The cold truth is in fact that every Sixers’ 1st Round pick since 2004 has either been traded or cut, but for purposes of this post I”ll only look at the years between 2007 and 2013.
The NBA draft is designed for franchises to improve their rosters with young talent and promising ball players. A great deal of research, scouting, and film time are put in by team’s front offices and personnel departments to ensure that valuable 1st Round picks picks do not go to waste. Unfortunately for the 76ers, several trades as well as poor decisions and bad luck in the Draft have left this roster devoid of any 1st Round selections with tenure.