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Should 76ers draft Steven Adams?

Should the 76ers draft Steven Adams with the 11th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft?

Should 76ers draft Steven Adams?

Pittsburgh´s Steven Adams. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh's Steven Adams. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Should the 76ers draft Steven Adams with the 11th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft?

The 7-foot, 254-pounder averaged just 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and two blocks during his lone season at Pittsburgh. Yet, the 19-year-old, who’s from New Zealand, is regarded in some mock drafts as the third best center prospect behind Nerlens Noel and Alex Len.

The easy-going freshman is regarded as a “high-risk, high-reward” pick. He need polishing and looks lost offensively. But Adams has the potential to be better than Noel and Len down the road.

In addition to the 11th pick, the Sixers have two second-round selections (35th and 42d).

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Here's where mocks draft project Adams being selected:

Sporting News: 17, Hawks

SI.com: 11, Sixers

NBADraft.net: 10, Trail Blazers

ESPN:12, Thunder

DraftExpress:10, Trail Blazers

HoopsWorld (Joel Brigham): 11, Sixers

NBA.com: 12, Thunder

CBSSports.com (Matt Moore): 11, Sixers

 

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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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