Philadelphia 76ers NBA Mock Draft Roundup
Leading up to the 2020 NBA Draft, we will update our Philadelphia 76ers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Philadelphia 76ers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the 76ers:
CBS Sports - Boone, Updated: 10/22
21. Desmond Bane, TCU
First-rounders aren't often spent on 22-year-old wings, but Bane should be a rare exception to that rule. He shot 43.3% from 3-point range on 575 attempts in college and rated in the 91st percentile, according to Synergy, as a spot-up scorer last season. With Philly in need of a reliable off-ball shooter who can drill deep bombs with regularity, he fits the bill of someone who, despite his age, should be worth buying into.
NBC Sports Philly - Levick, Updated: 10/22
21. RJ Hampton, New Zealand Breakers
A former five-star recruit who had a somewhat rocky season in the NBL, Hampton would feed into new head coach Doc Rivers' goal of increasing the Sixers' pace. The fit isn't perfect -- you'd prefer for the speedy, 6-foot-5 Hampton to be more consistent defensively and a better shooter. It's the type of pick the Sixers, with two early second-rounders, can afford to make.
Hampton's professional experience, albeit just 15 games, should give him a small advantage over the typical 19-year-old, too. As of last month, Hampton told reporters he hadn't interviewed with the Sixers but liked the idea of playing alongside Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle.
CBS Sports - Parrish, Updated: 10/16
21. Theo Maledon, France
Theo Maledon missed time with an injury while playing professionally in France last season and was mostly underwhelming -- although, in fairness, he played better as things progressed. But the talent that made him an interesting prospect at a young age -- he was the youngest LNB All-Star in history -- still exists. So Philadelphia, which is no longer committed to playing Ben Simmons at point guard, should seriously consider Maledon with the 21st pick, if he's available, because he would add a skilled lead guard to the roster Doc Rivers is inheriting.
The Ringer - O'Connor, Updated: 10/14
21. Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
Maxey's stock is all over the place. Some execs consider him a top-10 pick. Others say he's a late first-round pick. The Sixers want to contend now, but taking a risk in the draft might be their best bet to take an immediate leap. Maxey has flashed tough shot-making skills, which is what Philadelphia needs. He is raw and the results are inconsistent, but maybe things will start to click.
SI.com - Woo, Updated: 10/14
21. Cole Anthony, North Carolina
The Sixers will have to get creative to substantially tinker with the roster this offseason, but this pick presents a good opportunity to grab a player on the cheap who might become a piece. Guard depth has been an issue for Philly, and Anthony would be a solid on-court fit here as a guard who can play on or off the ball with Ben Simmons. But Anthony's draft stock has been as difficult to peg as any prospect in the draft over the past year, and his range remains wide with a month to go, beginning in the late teens and ending toward the back of the first round. Teams have myriad concerns surrounding his lone season at North Carolina, and he'll need to work on shot selection and be willing to acclimate into a smaller role to maximize his chances of success.
The Athletic - Vecenie, Updated: 10/13
21. Desmond Bane, TCU
This is a bit of a spike for Bane up to No. 21. Sources around the league have begun noting that they'd be surprised if he got out of the first round right now, simply because almost every team at the bottom of the first round could make a reasonable case for selecting him. Miami really values shooting and is said to be a fan. Denver could use another wing shooter. Utah could use another wing shooter and two-way player. Milwaukee could certainly use another reliable shot-maker next to Giannis. Boston tends to value these big, strong wings with size and shooting ability, and they have two picks in this range. The Lakers will continue to work to surround LeBron James and Anthony Davis with shooters going forward. And of course, no team could use shooting more than Philadelphia, who desperately needs to surround Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid with more floor-spacing.
In his four years at TCU, Bane made 43.3 percent of his near-600 3-point attempts. He also improved a lot this year as an option with the ball in his hands. The big concern here is that he's 6-foot-6 with a negative wingspan that hinders him when contesting shooters both on-ball and when closing out. However, he has good strength and knows where to be defensively. He should turn into a solid role-playing floor-spacer at the next level, and I have a late first-round grade on him. He's been a riser throughout the pre-draft process for a lot of the reasons mentioned above. He's gone into interviews and has been impressive with his understanding of how he's going to operate at the next level. The name Joe Harris has come up a lot from front offices.
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