The Philadelphia 76ers are set to enter 2016-17 with center Nerlens Noel, forward/center Jahlil Okafor, (hopefully) center Joel Embiid, and top overall pick Ben Simmons – an all-around player whose best position might be point power forward. That’s … a luxury?
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Perhaps not. It’s why Okafor has seemingly been on the trade block since Day One of his NBA career, and why he chafed so vociferously at an odd-yet-understandable anonymously-sourced report that stated that the Sixers were shopping him, as opposed to listening to offers for him.
All but Simmons were drafted by deposed former Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie, who took the decades-old adage about drafting the best player over need to an extreme in selecting big men in three consecutive drafts. New GM Bryan Colangelo chose top prospect Simmons in June’s draft, as Hinkie likely would have,Read More »from Bryan Colangelo: One of Philly's many bigs 'has to go at some point'