NBA draft: Sixers' picks, TV and streaming info, mock draft roundup

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What to know and who to know ahead of this year’s NBA draft.

When: Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.

Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn

TV: ESPN, NBATV

Streaming: ESPN.com, ESPN app

First pick: Phoenix Suns

[25 things to know about the star players in this draft]

Sixers’ picks: 10, 26, 38, 56, 60 (full draft order is below). The Sixers, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, traded the 39th pick to the Lakers for a second-rounder in 2019 and cash.

Sixers’ needs: A superstar to make them solid contenders, which makes it possible they will trade the No. 10 pick. If not, they need a perimeter shooter, particularly one with good size, who is solid defensively. Villanova’s Mikal Bridges (6-foot-7), Michigan State’s Miles Bridges (6-7, no relation) and Kentucky teenager Kevin Knox (6-9) are the types of players the Sixers could target.

[Sarah Todd takes a trip inside the Sixers’ braintrust]

 Mock roundups

  Sixers’ No. 10 pick  Sixers’ No. 26 pick 
Keith Pompey, Philly.com Mikal Bridges, G/F, Villanova Dzanan Musa, F, Bosnia
Sarah Todd, Philly.com Mikal Bridges, G/F, Villanova Jacob Evans, G, Cincinnati
David Murphy, Philly.com Wendell Carter Jr., C/F, Duke Josh Okogie, G, Georgia Tech
Marc Narducci, Philly.com Kevin Knox, F, Kentucky Grayson Allen, G, Duke
David Aldridge, TNT Mikal Bridges, G/F, Villanova Troy Brown, G, Oregon
Gary Parrish, CBSSports.com Mikal Bridges, G/F, Villanova Grayson Allen, G, Duke
Aran Smith, HoopsHype.com Miles Bridges, F, Michigan St. Jacob Evans, G, Cincinnati
NBA Draft.net Kevin Knox, F, Kentucky Khyri Thomas, G, Creighton

[Assessing the Sixers options for draft night and beyond]

History lesson

Notable No. 10 picks: Johnny Dawkins (1986), Paul George (2010), Eddie Jones (1994), Jeff Malone (1983), C.J. McCollum (2013), Paul Pierce (1998), Pooh Richardson (1989).

No. 26s: Sam Dalembert (2001), Vlade Divac (1989), Furkan Korkmaz (2016), Kevin Martin (2004), John Salmons (2002), Charlie Ward (1994).

No. 38s: Darrun Hilliard (2015), Mehmet Okur (2001), Terry Stotts (1980), Doug West (1989).

No. 56s: Amir Johnson (2005), Ahmad Nivins (2009), Luis Scola (2002).

No. 60s: Michael Cooper (1978), Drazen Petrovic (1986), Vic Rouse (1964), Isaiah Thomas (2011).

 

YouTube clip of the day

That time the Spectrum crowd went nuts for Lakers rookie guard (and former Temple star) Eddie Jones, the 10th pick in the 1994 draft:

 

Fun facts

• The Sixers haven’t drafted a player from Villanova since taking guard Frank “Happy” Dobbs in the eighth round in 1984. Dobbs was a four-year starter for the Wildcats. In his senior season, 1983-84, he started alongside the nucleus that would win the school’s first NCAA title the following year. He never played in the NBA.

• Phoenix has never had the No. 1 overall pick.

• Kevin Martin, at 17.4, has the highest scoring average among all players drafted 26th overall according to Basketball-Reference.com. Martin was picked by the Kings in 2004 and, according to his bio page, unofficially made $80.6 million in salary during his 14-year career.

• Paul Pierce (19.7 ppg) is the No. 10 overall pick equivalent. Pierce, who is likely headed to the Hall of Fame, made nearly $200 million in salary in his 19 seasons.

• The six teams without a first-round pick are Detroit, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and Toronto.

First-round picks

With 2017-18 record

1. Phoenix (21-61) 16. Phoenix (21-61)
2. Sacramento (27-55) 17. Milwaukee  (44-38)
3. Atlanta (24-58) 18. San Antonio (47-35)
4. Memphis (22-60) 19. Atlanta (24-58)
5. Dallas (24-58) 20. Minnesota (47-35)
6. Orlando (25-57) 21. Utah (48-34)
7. Chicago (27-55) 22. Chicago (27-55)
8. Cleveland (50-32) 23. Indiana (48-34)
9. New York (29-53) 24. Portland (49-33)
10. Sixers (52-30) 25. L.A. Lakers (35-47)
11. Charlotte (36-46) 26. Sixers (52-30)
12. L.A. Clippers (42-40) 27. Boston (55-27)
13. L.A. Clippers (42-40) 28. Golden State (58-24)
14. Denver (46-36) 29. Brooklyn (28-54)
15. Washington (43-39) 30. Atlanta (24-58)

Second-round picks

31. Phoenix 46. Houston
32. Memphis 47. L.A. Lakers
33. Dallas 48. Minnesota
34. Atlanta 49. San Antonio
35. Orlando 50. Indiana
36. New York 51. New Orleans
37. Sacramento 52. Utah
38. Sixers 53. Oklahoma City
39. Lakers 54. Dallas
40. Brooklyn 55. Charlotte
41. Orlando 56. Sixers
42. Detroit 57. Oklahoma City
43. Denver 58. Denver
44. Washington 59. Phoenix
45. Charlotte 60. Sixers

Teams without a second-round pick: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Golden State, L.A. Clippers, Miami, Milwaukee, Portland, Toronto.