Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans.
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After back-to-back “A.I. Era’s” in Philly the 76ers are now in the “MCW Era,” which looks to be promising. Behind the Rookie of the Year, a rookie head coach, and a new front office, the team stripped everything down and are building up with a young foundation. How long will it take for the 76ers to get back to the playoffs? Probably not that long…
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Here is the NBA Draft Fast Five.
ONE: 2014-2015 Potential Roster Review
Outside of Thaddeus Young and Jason Richardson, the 76ers only have rookie-scale contract players. The team is being built around Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams and injured forward Nerlens Noel, who have yet to play in an NBA game together. This team really does not have a “roster” for 2014-2015 and honestly didn’t have one for 2013-2014 as they played an NBA high 23 different players (tied with Sacramento) through 82 games. Only seven teams played 20-plus players last season. Overall that is not a weakness; it is strength, leading us to…