Sixers Balls: We got 8 Balls for Lottery. So you’re telling me there’s a chance..

images (63)This is one of the biggest off-seasons in a long time for the Sixers. You have the Bynum issue. You have the coaching issue and I also believe they have a GM issue.  So yeah, there are a ton of questions that need to be answered. And they have to try to field a “winning” roster. So this is basically life or death situation going on with them. OK, fine. It’s not that serious obviously, but when you think about it, this might be the biggest off season EVER for them. The Sixers have 46 million against the cap going into this off-season according to HoopsHype.com. The cap for 2013-14 season won’t be set until July, though what I have seen from reports the cap will be around 60 million to 70.3.

There are decent players out there this summer. You have Josh Smith, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap just to name a few. BUT none of them are franchise changers. I am tired of  being mediocre and  I am also scared to death of the Sixers over paying for one of those players. The sad thing about this situation is what the Sixers really need is a player like Andrew Bynum. For the love of God, did I just write that?
Hey, at least we got the lottery. Actually we are in position for the “Spencer Hawes” type of players. That spot would be 11th. The Sixers do have a shot for the number one pick. They have a total of 8 balls for the Lottery selection on May 21. That means they have a .8% chance. So…

Here is a couple of guys that will likely be there around 11th pick. Most of the mock drafts that I have seen so far have these players going to the Sixers.

C.J. McCollum, 6’3  SG, Lehigh. Scouting Report: 

At 6’3 with a 6’6 wingspan, McCollum emerged as a prolific, versatile combo guard with a shoot-first mentality early in his collegiate career. A fluid athlete who lacks top-end speed and explosiveness, McCollum has done it all for Lehigh over the last three and a half seasons, carrying the scoring load for long stretches against relentless pressure. Draftexpress.com 

Michael Carter-Williams, 6’5  PG, Syracuse. Scouting Report:

 A unique prospect who excels at distributing the ball and controlling the flow of the offense. His size sets him apart from other point guards and allows him to see over defenders and find teammates. Having a breakout Sophomore season. Has great court vision and a natural feel for putting the ball in the right place at the right time. Not a very good shooter from the perimeter and has a lot of work to become a threat from outside. Lacks strength at this point.

Kelly Olynyk,  7’0  C, Gonzaga. Scouting Report:

 Shows an excellent understanding of the game and has become one of the most dominant bigs on the college level … Has the ability to score on the block with up and unders, pump fakes, drop steps as well as knock down mid range and even outside shots

Not the most athletic guy. Below the rim type of “finesse” player. Foot speed and overall athleticism are below average for the NBA. While he gives solid energy and effort, his lack of foot speed and athleticism decreases his defensive abilities .. NBADRAFT.NET

Shabazz Muhammad, 6’6 SG, UCLA. Scouting Report:

Muhammad averaged 17.9 points for the Bruins, but was a little predictable—he isn’t a great athlete and will need to diversify his game to score against NBA defenders. But he does have a strong knack for scoring.

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