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2012 NBA Draft: Who Will the Sixers Take

With less than 48 hours until the NBA Draft, many Sixers fans wonder what is occurring behind closed doors. With 3 picks (15,45,54) in the draft this year, the Sixers will look to become bigger, and more athletic on the front line. Whether it is adding a 6’11” versatile power forward or a quick dynamic guard who can score, the Sixers will do what ever possible to compete with the best. The Sixers are going to draft for talent rather than to fill for need. “Essentially, you draft for talent and trade for need” stated Sixers President/General Manager Rob Thorn this week.

The Sixers have their eyes set on many options entering the draft and need someone who can protect the basket. The 2012 NBA Draft is one of the deepest drafts in years, especially looking for strong athletic forwards. Besides Anthony Davis who seems projected to land in New Orleans with the 1st overall pick, anyone could land anywhere.

North Carolina teammates Tyler Zeller and John Henson, Mississippi State’s Arnett Moultrie, Baylor’s Perry Jones III, St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson and Kentucky’s Terrence Jones were all on hand at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, showcasing their big man skills for coach Doug Collins and other front-office members.

The Sixers need to draft aggressively Thursday night. Many options lie in front of them and they can not afford to pass on this remarkable talent in the 2012 NBA Draft.