06/30/15 11:28 am EST
As the 76ers head into July’s Summer Leagues, the team’s projected regular season roster remains filled with holes. The recently-passed 2015 NBA Draft may have actually provided more questions than answers regarding the rebuild.
The organization’s selection of Jahlil Okafor with the third overall pick added to the team’s overall talent pool and frontcourt depth, but it did not address its overall lack of reliable perimeter play. Okafor has monster potential, and was probably the right choice given the circumstances, as the team remains far from formed; he has a real chance to blossom into an All-Star in Philly. But, while the team has now established considerable depth amongst its big men, there remains a dearth of guard play.
Early projections would likely have the team’s best long-distance threat, Robert Covington and the ever-improving Nerlens Noel slotted as the starting forwards, while newcomer Okafor holds down the center spot. But what about the backcourt spots?