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Sixers select Colorado wing Tristan de Silva in latest mock draft

Sixers select Colorado wing Tristan de Silva in latest mock draft

The Philadelphia 76ers hold the 16th pick in the 2024 NBA draft, and while there is a strong chance President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey will trade the pick, now is the time to look at some potential options at No. 16.

Morey stated the Sixers need help on the wing. That is very clear after a tough first-round playoff loss to the New York Knicks. Philadelphia is armed with substantial cap space, so one has to assume it will explore the free-agent market as well as possible trades. However, there are likely some useful options at 16.

A mock draft performed by CBS Sports has the Sixers taking Colorado wing player Tristan de Silva at No. 16:

For a Sixers franchise in win-now mode, adding a 23 year-old like da Silva who can guard his position and reliably make 3-pointers should be preferable to adding a teenager who needs time to develop. The 6-9 forward should be a plug-and-play addition for basically anybody on Day 1.

de Silva had a solid college career. He averaged 11.7 points and 3.8 rebounds across four collegiate seasons in Colorado. In his senior season, he averaged 16 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 39.5% from deep. He is able to move off the ball, find open spots on the floor, and as mentioned above, he is a solid defender. If the Sixers keep their pick, he would make a great deal of sense.

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