The Philadelphia 76ers have gathered four second round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft in what appears to be a make or break, soul searching type of off season. I feel that it is imperative that the 76ers get at least two day one contributors with these four picks if they want to advance to conference or NBA final in 2019. As read in my full first round NBA mock the 76ers addressed the back up center black hole with the selection of Bruno Fernando out of Maryland.
Pick 33 – Matisse Thybulle (Washington)
I love this potential selection and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he goes in the first round. His defensive potential and length is just what the 76ers need off their bench and will help greatly in what was poor pick and roll defense in 2018.
The Naismith Defensive Player of the Year is ready to wreak havoc in the NBA. 💪
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) June 15, 2019
Pick 34 – Jalen Lecque (Brewster Academy)
Lecque is one of the most interesting prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was in high school for 5 years and is eligible for the NBA Draft due to being over 19 years old. Lecque is a poor man’s Ja Morant and has loads of potential as backup point guard off the 76ers bench. Lecque can really finish at the rim and has a quick first step but will have to develop an outside shot. He’s a lottery ticket worth the risk of a second-round selection
Pick 42 – Louis King (Oregon)
Oregon reached the sweet 16 last year largely due to the emergence of standout freshman Louis King. King projects as a plus athlete with the ability to shoot the three ball. His defense needs work but he certainly possesses the athleticism to develop that aspect of his game. This is a great risk reward pick in the middle of the second round.
While he may be a bit underweight for the NBA right now, Oregon’s Louis King has an incredible skill set and should be available in the second round for the Sixers.
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) June 15, 2019
Pick 54- CJ Massinburg (Buffalo)
Massinburg was a two-year stud at Buffalo who possesses a ton of skills that translate to the NBA. The term three and d guy gets loosely thrown around in 2019 player evaluations but Massinburg fits the bill. Not only can he shoot and defend, he also has great size at 6’3 194 pounds. He reminds a lot of my projected tenth overall pick Cameron Johnson.
UB’s CJ Massinburg named honorable mention All-America by Associated Press https://t.co/Dv99l4LWCg
— Buffalo News Sports (@TBNSports) April 2, 2019