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Sixers need a solid scorer in the 2014 NBA Draft

The Philadelpha Sixers have a lot of problems to address this offseason and going forward. They need talent and depth at every position, both offensively and defensively.

By setting themselves up to struggle (understatement) in the upcoming season, the Sixers are clearly looking ahead to the 2014 NBA draft, which by all accounts, is going to be one of the strongest in recent memory.

There has been a ton of speculation about what the team should do with its two potential lottery picks in the stacked 2014 NBA Draft. While this struggle of a season and their financial flexibility gives the franchise options going forward, one move that will be central to the Sixers’ climbing back into contention is securing a scorer. Adding this weapon will surely make heads turns and should improve the odds for the Sixers which can be monitored by following their line movements on sites offering NBA betting – a telltale sign of things to come.

By scorer, I don’t simply mean someone who can put the ball in the basket, as there are a lot of those floating around, but rather a go-to guy. The guy that gets the ball (and everyone knows he is going to get the ball) in the closing seconds of a close game and is expected to make a play. The type of guy you go to when you need a basket, or when the offense breaks down because he can generate his own.

Unlike last June’s draft, where the top pick remained unknown until seconds before the selection, Wiggins is already the consensus first-overall selection. His size, athleticism and offensive ability have franchises foaming, as the kid has surefire superstar written all over him.

If they are lucky enough to land him in the lottery, Wiggins would almost immediately become the centerpiece of the struggling Sixers, providing a shot of energy into the franchise that hasn’t been felt since the early days of A.I. (Iverson, not Iguodala). Not so coincidently, the Sixers haven’t had too much success since then either.