Thursday, March 26, 2015

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 11, Sixers 10, Trail Blazers

ESPN:12, Thunder

DraftExpress:10, Trail Blazers

HoopsWorld (Joel Brigham): 11, Sixers 12, Thunder (Matt Moore): 11, Sixers


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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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