Sixers Look to Make Big Leap With Thursday’s Draft

On Thursday, June 25th at the Barclays Center in New York, New York, the Philadelphia 76ers will be ready to draft the next face of their franchise. The big question however is who will that be. With the 3rd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select….. D’Angelo Russell? Justice Winslow? Frank Kaminsky? Jahlil Okafor? The question is one that can only be answered by the Philadelphia front office on Thursday night, the rest is up for speculation. But who do I hope we draft? D’Angelo Russell, who is seen to be the best guard available on the board. A position the Sixers are lacking at after parting ways with Michael-Carter Williams last season. The former Ohio State guard would fit in perfect with the young group currently set in place and could very well be the most exciting player in a Sixers uniform since Allen Iverson. At just 19 years old, and the projected #3 overall pick, Russell has an enormous upside. If the Lakers and Timberwolves pass on him for the bigs that they both are in need of, it only makes sense that we take him at 3. Although crazier things have happened in past drafts and this year may very well turn out that way as well. By having the #3 pick the Sixers are getting a lot of interest from other organizations looking to move up on the board (and probably steal D’Angelo from us). Although some trades do work out for the better when teams give away their lottery picks for other valuable additions and other picks later on down the line, I don’t think this is our time do that. The city and the team is in need of a superstar to get us to that next level we were once at for so many years. Without a championship since the one Dr. J brought us in ’83, we need to go after championship caliber talent and that is exactly what D’Angelo is! I can’t wait much longer, can it just be Thursday night already?!