Originally written on Around the Arc  |  Last updated 4/20/13
Originally published on Philly.com. A dude can dream: "Hindsight is 20/20 and it is often very difficult to predict the NBA potential of college players. It is much easier to look back and nitpick past picks, saying that a team should have taken so-and-so here instead of the player that was actually selected. However after the 76ers’ struggles this season and the lack of a clear foundation moving forward, it seems only right to take a minute to lament what the team could look like had some recent picks been used differently. Looking back on the past half-decade of drafts, it seems that if the Sixers had gone in a different direction with some of their picks they could currently be a young, athletic, and extremely talented team void of the identity issues currently faced by the franchise. Starting back with the 2008 NBA Draft, the Sixers made a string of picks that could, and probably should be second-guessed. In that 2008 draft, the 76ers used the 16th pick to select Marre...
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