Based on where the Philadelphia 76ers finished in the standings last year as opposed to where the Philadelphia Eagles finished in the standing, perhaps the question should be, what can the Sixers learn from the Eagles? That being said, lets take a look at what the Sixers did in the recent NBA draft and see if the Eagles can learn anything from their moves, both good and bad.
In the draft the Sixers took the boom or bust prospect, center Joel Embiid, with the third overall pick. Embiid is new to the sport of basketball and could develop into a star, but his rawness and his injuries made him a risk at number three. He reminds me of 2013 Detroit Lions selection, Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah was selected fifth overall. He was very new to the sport of football and the Lions to a risk on him. Later in the draft, using the tenth selection to trade down for the twelfth selection, the Sixers selected a croatian player named Dario Saric who will not be eligible to play for three years. Obviously this outraged fans, because after understanding the nature of the Sixers’ decision to purposely tank and lose their games they now realize they may need to watch that agains for even two or three more years.