NBA Draft 2022: Philadelphia 76ers Have Limited Options

DeAnthony Melton

The Philadelphia 76ers have one selection in the 2022 NBA Draft and a lot of needs.

In the second round of the playoffs, Joel Embiid, James Harden, and the rest of the team were underwhelmed. Daryl Morey now has some roster management to undertake. Making the most of the 23rd overall choice is the first step.

Because the Brooklyn Nets postponed the pick that the Sixers owe them, Philadelphia only possesses the 23rd pick in this year’s draft. The trade of James Harden gave Brooklyn ownership of their final tradable first-round selection. Their future NBA Draft capital is not what it was during the process years, so they need to make the most of their first-round pick this year.

Philadelphia 76ers Has A Tough Decision To Make This NBA Draft 

There are many talents anticipated to be drafted in the No. 23 bracket that might help the Sixers address a need. LSU’s Tari Eason, Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell, and Wake Forest’s Jake Laravia are all two-way forwards that might help the second unit with size and flexibility. Individuals like Bryce McGowens (Nebraska), Malaki Branham (Ohio State), and Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee) may appeal to Morey and the front office if the Sixers need more offensive punch on the perimeter.

The Sixers will face a difficult task in filling all of their NBA Draft requirements. However, focusing on just one of them would make the remainder of their offseason a breeze. Following the Sixers’ playoff loss to the Miami Heat, Embiid stated that the Sixers could use somebody like P.J. Tucker because of his passion and flexibility. They might hunt for a four-man who can play with Reed and keep him as a true center. In that case, they may check at Ohio State’s EJ Liddell. Barnes, like Bogdanovic, will be 30 when the next season begins. Barnes, who is entering his tenth season in the league, is also a well-known commodity: a bucket-getter.