The 2014 NBA Draft still sits several months away, and mock draft boards will change literally dozens of times before draft day, but it’s never too early to get an idea of where particular players may fall.
NBADraft.net’s most recent iteration of their annual mock draft has Kansas’ freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins falling into Philadelphia’s lap at third overall.
Wiggins entered the season at Kansas as the country’s most-hyped prospect and what looked like a lock for the draft’s number one slot, but some inconsistences, mixed with some over-scrutiny, and the emergence of some other top players have made competition extremely tough at the top.
Still, at this point it seems that most Sixers fans would be satisfied with the selection of Wiggins, whose athleticism provides him with superstar potential.
With Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel already in tow, the Sixers have a future foundation at the point and the post, and they are in need of an elite wing, which could be Wiggins.
NBADraft.net compares Wiggins to a Paul Geroge/Rudy Gay type of player, which would obviously be an excellent addition to a young, developing team such as the Sixers.
Obviously things will change, and no one knows exactly where the Sixers will be picking come draft day until the lottery lands, but it is promising to see them in position to add a potential superstar.
(Note: NBAdraft.net has the Pelicans picking at 11, which would be solid for the Sixers. The 76ers would then receive the pick, as it is only top-five protected. And with this draft being extremely deep, they would still have tons of talent to work with.)