With the third pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select … Emmanuel Mudiay, Guard, Guangdong Southern Tigers (China).


D’Angelo Russell going off the board to Los Angeles really throws a wrench into the 76ers plans, since he seems to be the ideal fit. With Russell gone, Philadelphia could do a multitude of things here; including looking to trade down since there will likely be at least a couple suitors eager to try to jump the Knicks in order to snag Jahlil Okafor. If they stay at 3, I think they should take Mudiay. Out of everyone left on the board, Okafor might be the most talented and ready to make an immediate impact (something that seems pretty low on the 76ers priority list considering the last two drafts), but the fit is just not there for him if Philly wants to build the team around Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. Mudiay helps where it is needed most: the backcourt.

*Sam Hinkie was so impressed that he immediately tried to trade Fishbowlin for a first round pick…and then he tried to turn said pick into another first round pick.*
CombatChuk and the New York Knicks are on the clock.