Monday, February 8, 2016

Sixers to work out Wiggins, Exum

The 76ers have workouts scheduled with Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum.

Sixers to work out Wiggins, Exum

Kansas´ Andrew Wiggins. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The 76ers have workouts scheduled with Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum.

ESPN is reporting that Wiggins will work out for the Milwaukee Bucks in Santa Barbara this week and with the Sixers next weekend.  The franchise is also expected to work out Exum next week.

The Sixers have two lottery picks – third and 10th overall  - in the draft on June 26.

Wiggins, a swingman out of Kansas, is projected as a top-three selection in the draft, along with former Kansas center Joel Embiid and former Duke small forward Jabari Parker.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Bucks hold the top two picks. The Orlando Magic have the fourth pick.

Wiggins will work out for the teams slotted one through three in the draft. He will reportedly work out for the Cavs closer to the draft.

A 6-foot-8, 200-pounder, Wiggins has a 7-foot wingspan and freakish athleticism. He was the Big 12 freshman of the year and a first-team all-conference selection. The 19-year-old averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds this past season.

Exum, a 6-6 point guard from Australia, has scheduled workouts with Milwaukee, the Sixers and Orlando. The 18-year-old averaged 18.2 points for Australia in this past summer’s FIBA under-19 World Championships.

The Sixers will work out former North Carolina guard PJ. Hairston on Wednesday. Hairston spent this past season with the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League.  The Sixers will work out former Providence guard Bryce Cotton on Friday.

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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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