Monday, May 4, 2015

Cody Zeller unsure if he'll be available for 76ers at No. 11 in Thursday's NBA Draft

NEW YORK – As Cody Zeller sees it, the 76ers might have to trade up if they want him in the NBA draft.

Cody Zeller unsure if he'll be available for 76ers at No. 11 in Thursday's NBA Draft

Cody Zeller. (Al Behrman/AP)
Cody Zeller. (Al Behrman/AP)

NEW YORK – As Cody Zeller sees it, the 76ers might have to trade up if they want him in the NBA draft.

“I don’t know if I will be around at 11,” the Indiana center/power forward said during Wednesday’s predraft press conference. “We will see.”

The Sixers have one first-round pick (11th) and two second-round selections (35th and 42d) in Thursday’s draft. 

Orlando (second overall), Charlotte (fourth), Sacramento (seven) and Minnesota (nine) are teams that reportedly could snag Zeller before the Sixers select.

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But the 7-footer believes he would bring value to the Sixers if they do draft him.

“I think I would be good for them just because I’d be a big guy that could help,” he said. “They got a lot of young guys in the guard spots. But I feel like I could help them in the front line.”


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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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