Community Shootaround: Sixers’ Offseason

After several years of tanking, the Sixers finally landed the No.1 overall pick during last Tuesday’s draft lottery. Now, they are faced with a critical decision that will shape the franchise for years to come. Coach Brett Brown said the team isn’t leaning toward any particular player, but the decision will likely come down to Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram, whom Dana Gauruder of Hoops Rumors profiled earlier today. Many believe Simmons will be the pick and although he has the ball handling skills to play in the backcourt, he’s likely best suited at the power forward position.

Drafting Simmons would add to an already full frontcourt. The team expects to have Joel Embiid healthy and ready to play by the beginning of the 2016/17 season and it will likely have Dario Saric coming stateside to play his rookie season in Philadelphia. Despite all the turmoil Jahlil Okafor endured this season, he’s looks to be the team’s best player. Okafor clearly needs to play the center position, as does Nerlens Noel, who will be eligible for a rookie extension this offseason. Finding minutes for everyone may prove to be a chore next season. So that leads us to tonight’s topic: How would you handle the team’s situation? Should the Sixers draft Simmons or Ingram with the No. 1 overall pick? Would you trade away one of the team’s big men and if so, which one and for what?

Let us know what you would do if you were sitting in GM Bryan Colangelo’s chair (likely the ergonomic office chair that Sam Hinkie left behind). Take to the comments section below to share your thoughts and opinions on the topic. We look forward to what you have to say.

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Lefty_Orioles_Fan
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Lefty_Orioles_Fan
4 months 1 day ago

How would you handle the team’s situation?
Draft Ingram, trade Okafor for the third and 16th pick or whatever it takes to make it fair for both sides, then pick up Dunn and then draft Bembry from St Joe’s

jpbits
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jpbits
4 months 23 hours ago

1.Sign Wade (20m)
2.Trade Noel,Covington,24th and 26 pick to Knicks For Carmelo Anthony.(Noel and Porzingriz frontcourt is a nightmare defensively)
3.Trade first pick and Smith for Chris Paul and future first round Pick
4.Sign lebron JAmes(max)

C.Okafor
Pf.James
Sf.Anthony
Sg.Wade
Pg.Paul

Russ
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Russ
4 months 22 hours ago

Are you high?!?!

jpbits
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jpbits
4 months 22 hours ago

Remember James said that he wants to play with wade,paul and Anthony.Sixers can sign 3 mas players via free angency this summer.

Chris
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Chris
4 months 20 hours ago

Lol he must b

JT19
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JT19
4 months 22 hours ago

This is a pipe dream I get it…but no amount of money in the world is going to convince LeBron/Wade to sign with the 76ers.
Also in terms of value Chris Paul > 1st pick > Future First > Ish Smith…Clips aren’t giving up the best piece in this deal for that low of a value.

jpbits
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jpbits
4 months 22 hours ago

The Clippers can draft simmons and trade Griffin to lakers to take Ingram.You are overvaluing Chris Paul.He is injury prone and he is near end of his peek.

Fogelberg
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Fogelberg
4 months 22 hours ago

Put down the video game controller dude

jpbits
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jpbits
4 months 22 hours ago

Narrow minded

JT19
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JT19
4 months 12 hours ago

Because the Clips are going to trade their second best player to their in-town rival who they share the same arena with…and its not being narrow minded its being realistic.

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
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Lefty_Orioles_Fan
4 months 22 hours ago

Then why did the Sixers tank, if they are going to sign all these high priced free agents or trade for them LOL.
It would show a tremendous sense of style on Colangelo’s part, but it just really isn’t feasible.

Dan
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Dan
4 months 20 hours ago

I see your thought process but the process is about building a championship team, I just don’t see that being possible with that lineup. We don’t want to fill into the middle of the pack again and lose in the first round of the playoffs every year.

DannyQ3913
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DannyQ3913
4 months 8 hours ago

Yeah you’re high

IbSkeeAlii
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IbSkeeAlii
4 months 19 hours ago

I think we should try to sign a Pg via free agency or wait till next year’s draft for Dennis Smith Jr lol We have the Lakers unprotected pick

Calvin
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Calvin
4 months 19 hours ago

Yeah, great idea, I think we should hold out until next years draft to draft a PG, next draft is stacked with guards so we don’t even need a top 3 pick. Dennis Smith would be my pick

DannyQ3913
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DannyQ3913
4 months 8 hours ago

Pick isn’t unprotected until 2018

reg grn
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reg grn
4 months 6 hours ago

Lakers pick is top 3 protected again next year,then unprotected in 2018.

aarongill
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aarongill
4 months 1 day ago

Draft Simmons, trade Okafor for the 3rd pick and draft Murray. Bring over Saric. Sign some vets like Wayne Ellington(shooters of player trying to regain value) and see how it goes. Murray is the pg of the future, SG and SF will be addressed next year, Noel, Simmons and Embiid make a good front court with great defense.

JJ
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JJ
4 months 1 day ago

not trading jah!!!! id look to move noel if the price is right for a shooter if not keep them all and c how it works out this year ,they will probably have to top 10 picks next draft maybe even 2 top 5 picks if the kings suck again bc of pick swap ,draft ur shooters next year they say next year draft loaded with guards i read

bascott223
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bascott223
4 months 1 day ago

They should trade Okafor to Boston for the #3 pick and draft Dunn. They need a PG and the Celts need a big man. Bender is still too raw.

Russ
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Russ
4 months 23 hours ago

But Dunn can’t shoot and we seen what happen with PG that can’t shoot(carter-Williams)and try to run high pick and rolls

Dan Polykov
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Dan Polykov
4 months 13 hours ago

Dunn won’t win 3 point shootouts, but he’s a better shooter than MCW. Dunn shot 35% from 3 last year

MJ
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MJ
3 months 30 days ago

Westbrook is historically the worst shooting point guard of all time. And before you think I’m comparing the two I’m not, just giving perspective.

Dunn does a lot of things really well including defense, running pick and roll, and is a great athlete. Having him next to Stauskas will be a great balance. His shot will develop into a mike Conley type and being able to get him and Simmons in the same draft will improve them tenfold.

Flintstone01
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Flintstone01
4 months 1 day ago

Trade Okafor for any SG. Trade Noel if they can get a top 16 point guard. Draft Simmons, Demetrius Jackson, and Bembry with their 3 first rounders. Sign Saric, and sacrifice some small animals for Embiid’s health.

W_Canty_561
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W_Canty_561
4 months 1 day ago

I would draft Brandon Ingram with 1st, then trade Jahlil Okafor to Boston for the 3rd and 16th. Then I would draft Buddy Hield and do a sign and trade with Washington for Bradley Beal sending them the 16th and Robert Covington.. With the 24th I would Draft Malik Beasley and with the 26th I would select someone to stash over seas.

Jigga
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Jigga
4 months 1 day ago

Draft Simmons trade jahlil for the 3rd and Terry rozier draft Buddy with the third, and draft some long athletic wings with the 24 and 26 wait until 17 draft for future pg and wing player but sign Austin Rivers and waiters line up like this
Austin Rivers, waiters, Covington,Simmons,Noel

Bench: Terry rozier , buddy, Simmons , saric, embid ,Canaan, nik sauce, jermi grant , Carl landry

KC2114
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KC2114
4 months 11 hours ago

You’re forgetting Austin Rivers is not good and Terry Rozier is even worse

JT19
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JT19
4 months 22 hours ago

Impressive that the 76ers is going to trade the same pick to two different teams.

JT19
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JT19
4 months 22 hours ago

Nevermind I read that completely wrong…shame on me.

Realtalk2590
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Realtalk2590
4 months 1 day ago

Draft simmons an trade noel, u never giv up ur best player unless u get the same value in return, an u never trade ur best player to a division team. We dont know if embiid healthy or if saric can play on a nba level. Noel isn’t starting so why over pay for a defensive center thats coming off the bench to play backup. Noel will get a big offer from another team an i dont think the sixers will match the offer jus to make him a roleplayer off the bench

Dana Gauruder
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4 months 1 day ago

Got to trade either Noel or Okafor. Two big man alignment doesn’t work in current NBA, especially at the defensive end, unless one is extremely mobile. Trade one of them for a solid backcourt piece. They should probably go with Simmons in the draft — unique talent.

Dana Gauruder
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4 months 1 day ago

Got to trade either Noel or Okafor. Two big man alignment doesn’t work in current NBA, especially at the defensive end, unless one is extremely mobile. Trade one of them for a solid backcourt piece. They should probably go with Simmons in the draft — unique talent.

Brandon
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Brandon
4 months 1 day ago

Draft Simmons, trade Oak & Covington for 3rd & 16th. Draft Murry 3rd. Package deal rest of 1st rounders?

Run Murray, Free Agent ex. Eric Gordon, Oj Mayo etc., Simmons, Noel, embed

Get FA shooters, back up PGA like Aaron Brooks.

Brian
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Brian
4 months 1 day ago
Definitely wouldn’t trade Jah for anything less than the second pick. Even then I’d be hesitant to pull the trigger. We are cluttered in the paint but Okafor has star potential imo and I think you’d have to get more in return. We’re in a good position right now, no need to rush into any trades this year when next years draft is supposedly stacked at the guard position. Draft Simmons and maybe package our late firsts, along with Noel and see if you can get anything good in return. Noel’s offense was a major disappointment this past year. How… Read more »
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