There’s a lot of commentary in the, um, Running Commentary from last night, but if you weren’t following along, here’s what the Sixers did:
Drafted Joel Embiid, who has a bad foot, back and potentially other issues, but may be the best overall player in the draft. If his career isn’t destroyed by injuries before it even really gets going.
Drafted Elfrid Payton and then traded him back two picks to the Magic in exchange for their pick, Dario Saric, a 2015 second-round pick and a 2017 first round pick. This was a clever move by Hinkie– take the guy the Magic want, extort them into a giving up a couple of draft picks. Clever, but Saric most likely won’t leave Europe for two more seasons, meaning the Sixers’ top two picks in this highly-thought-of draft class won’t play at all next year.
Drafted K.J. McDaniels out of Clemson.
Drafted Jerami Grant out of Syracuse.
Drafted Vasilije Micic out of Serbia.
Drafted Jordan McRae out of Tennessee after trading 54 for 58 and 60 and then sent 60 to the Spurs. I think. Lots of confusion last night at the end and it was a long night and at this point what does it really matter?
Jim and I will have full commentary on all these coming up shortly.