Atlantic Notes: Sixers, Draft, Anunoby

The Sixers want to select someone in the mold of Landry Shamet with the No. 24 overall pick.

“[Shamet has] always been an overcomer and mature and very very self-aware,” senior director of scouting Vince Rozman said (via Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “…I think those are the guys that tend to make it in that range, because they know their role and they know what’s going to be asked of them.”

Pompey suggests that Cameron Johnson fits the profile and speculates that the UNC product may slip in the draft because of his age. Johnson turned 23 in March.

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3 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Sixers, Draft, Anunoby

  1. KnicksFanCavsFan

    I’ve got a “bro-crush” on Cam Johnson. I was hoping my Cavs would pick him with their #26th or maybe even move up to get him sooner. I’ve seen him listed anywhere from #18/#19 to #31/#32.

    I wonder why it matters his age? His body has already filled out at 6’9 and 201. He can easily had some muscle to his body. MJ was drafted at age 21. Cam is only 22. I think we live in a world where a SR is looked at as old. How many of these kids 1 year removed from HS have an immediate impact? 3 full years at an elite college might be as good as 2 years with no consistent PT. I’d rather draft a upper class-man with a late 1st or early 2nd. Chances are they’re more NBA ready from a physical and emotional level.

  2. TheMessenger

    Would love for Portland to find a way to get him in the draft. Nice all around a game.

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