76ers Draft Was Smart?

Nerlens Noel from Kentucky - Flat Top

Noel Nerlens from Kentucky – Flat Top

The 76ers draft was surprising and active which is better than boring and predictable. The Sixers got rid of their best player, Jrue Holiday, for Nerlens Neol and a 1st round pick next year that is a protected top 3. Some experts had Noel being drafted as the top pick of this year’s draft! Next they selected Michael Carter Williams from Syracuse who obviously won’t fill Jrue’s role but may develop into a guard. Notice I didn’t say good or bad, just a guard because it’s far too early to tell. I’m sure fans are upset that we traded our best player but this is a savvy move. There is nothing to be upset about.

The worst team in basketball is the team that finishes in the 9th playoff spot. They aren’t good enough to compete and are not bad enough to get a high pick. That is the Sixers. They have mediocre talent, a big man who won’t play, ever, and voids on top of voids to fill in their line up. Noel is only 19 and 6-11. That’s a pretty good start. Thadeaus Young is the only other player on the Sixers with NBA talent. Michael Carter is 6-6 and was ranked by ESPN as the top point guard prospect. Those 3 players give you a nucleus to build around. We are going to suck next year. That’s just the way it is. Don’t let expectations get too high, we will finish in the basement. Guess what? We WANT to finish in the basement. Line up 2 bad ass picks next year in what is hopefully a stronger draft class. We are REBUILDING!!!!!!!

I’ve never been a proponent of rebuilding because the fans don’t deserve year after year of bullshit rebuilding, it’s a nonsense term. However, I’m for it in this case. The Sixers weren’t going anywhere with only the #11 pick in the draft this year and Jrue running the show with Jason Richardson as your starting 2 guard and Spencer Hawes as your center. Evan Turner sucks too. There was no choice. This was a wise move by San Hinkie and makes me think he knows what he’s doing. He also speaks the truth, “it’s fair to call the Sixers’ trade for Andrew Bynum “a failure.” I truly believe this move will benefit the Sixers long term.

You’re next you no talent, no jumpshot, no heart, piece of water trash.