Sixers may be looking to move into Top 5 of Draft
The Philadelphia 76ers made the playoffs this past NBA season. As a result, they have finally progressed past the point where they’re a lottery team. That doesn’t mean they’re done with picking near the top of the draft, however.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 15, 2018
They could select 10th and 26th in first round and figure out what to do with four of their second-round selections at 38, 39, 56 and 60. The 76ers could opt to decide to trade both first-rounders and a roster player to move up into the Top 5 to nab Slovenia’s Luka Doncic or Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. Another option would be to just trade their first-round picks to move up just a few spots to maybe seventh or eighth to increase their chance of selecting Mikal Bridges.
According to David Griffin, the former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager who’s been mentioned as a potential replacement to recently fired Bryan Colangelo, the Sixers are looking to move back up into the top five Thursday in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft.
The 76ers have two first-round picks at this time. They own the No. 9 overall pick (from the Los Angeles Lakers) and the No. 26 overall pick. They also have four second-round picks to work with, so clearly Philly has some ammunition to move up in the draft if that’s the goal.