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The Sixers' No. 1s

No. 1 picks that have played (or will play) for the 76ers.

The Sixers' No. 1s

Kwame Brown would be the seventh of the 12 overall No. 1 overall picks drafted from 1990 to 2001 to play for the 76ers and the eighth overall:





1973 Sixers Doug Collins 1973-74     1980-81    415 17.9
1990 Nets Derrick Coleman   1995-96
283 13.9
1993 Magic Chris Webber 2004-05 2006-07 114 17.9
1994 Bucks Glenn Robinson 2003-04 42 16.6
1995 Warriors    Joe Smith 2006-07 54 9.2
1996 Sixers Allen Iverson 1996-96
722 27.6
1999 Bulls Elton Brand 2008-09 2011-12 246 13.3
2001 Wizards Kwame Brown 2012-13 ? ? ?
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