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5 players in 2024 NBA draft that make sense for Philadelphia 76ers

5 players in 2024 NBA draft that make sense for Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers hold the No. 16 pick in the 2024 NBA draft which will take place with the first round on June 26 and the second round on June 27. The Sixers are entering an important offseason as they look to take advantage of the championship window they have with Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey leading the way.

There is a strong chance the Sixers don’t make this pick. President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey knows what’s at stake for him and the team. He knows that there will not likely be any immediate help in this draft, especially, at No. 16, but there are some options that make sense for Philadelphia.

Here are five players that stand out for Philadelphia and could be in that range:

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Furphy averaged 9.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in his freshman season at Kansas and shot 35.2% from deep. He knocked down some tough shots and he is somebody who can fit next to Embiid and Maxey in the future due to his ability to move off the ball and find open looks from deep. He’s got a lot of length and a high basketball IQ which will benefit him.

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The Sixers could also use a backup guard behind Maxey. Carter fits that mold as somebody who can put the ball in the basket as well as run some offense off the bench. He averaged 19.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.8 steals at Providence in the 2023-24 season. He also shot 37.7% from deep. He was a 3-year collegiate player so he would make sense for the Sixers as somebody who can help right now.

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In his freshman season at Duke, McCain averaged 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists while shooting 41.4% from deep in 36 games. He is a tough guard who can help on either end of the floor. As with the idea with Carter, the Sixers could use somebody to run things on the offensive end for the bench unit and provide some tough defensive play on the other end.

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Holland may not be there at 16, but he has a blend of athleticism and skill that should intrigue every team in this draft. He averaged 19.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in the 2023-24 season for G League Ignite. He isn’t much of a shooter, but he can get to the free-throw line and is able to put pressure on opposing defenses with his aggressiveness on the offensive end. He can also handle the ball…

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