By Todd Singer @breakingbadfish on May 22, 2014
The Philadelphia 76ers own the No. 10 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft thanks to the trade during the 2013 draft that sent Jrue Holiday to New Orleans. The Sixers also have the third pick in the draft, so this pick will likely hinge on who they opt to take with their first of the two picks. If the Sixers grab a forward, they could opt for a guard at 10 or vice versa. Click through the slideshow to find out who else they could be targeting at this spot.
Doug McDermott is one of the more polarizing figures in this year's draft. To some, he's a matchup nightmare capable of scoring from anywhere on the floor. To others, his game looks a lot like that of Adam Morrison. McDermott's quickness will be under heavy scrutiny, as he's not big enough to match up with NBA PFs but may not be quick enough to guard opposing perimeter players. If Philly goes guard with No. 3, McDermott could be the choice here.
Dario Saric is the top international prospect in this draft not named Dante Exum and his draft range is all over the board. Saric is still very young and raw, but he's more of a point guard in a power forward's body. Saric will undoubtedly need to add a few more pounds as he fills out to deal with the rigors of the NBA, but his court vision is rare for a 6-foot-10 player. He'll need to work on his outside shot, but Saric could be in play here.
Rodney Hood is an incredibly athletic swingman from Duke who could be in the Sixers' sights at the 10th spot. At 6-foot-7, Hood is versatile enough to swing between shooting guard and small forward and possesses a diverse enough offensive repertoire to handle either position. His length and athleticism make him a good defender both on the perimeter and in the paint. If he can smooth out some of his inconsistencies, he's an option here.
James Young's draft stock soared during Kentucky's run to the NCAA Final, and he's likely to come off the board in the top 10 on draft night. Much like Hood, Young is versatile enough to play either shooting guard or small forward and is an offensive dynamo who can score from inside and out. Young will have to improve his effort on defense, but he has the quickness to stay with opposing wings and could be a Sixer on draft night.
Gary Harris is one of the best guards available in this draft, and if Philadelphia can land Joel Embiid or Jabari Parker with the third pick, Harris could be a prime candidate to be Philly's second selection. After trading Evan Turner to Indiana during the trade deadline, the Sixers are looking for a replacement at the 2. Although Harris is a bit on the smaller side, paired with a bigger PG like Michael Carter-Williams would hide that deficiency.
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