Should 76ers draft Steven Adams?

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).

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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