Philadelphia: NBA Draft Grade B
(15) Maurice Harkless, F; (29) Arnett Moultrie, PF
The 76ers needed to think big with their draft picks, and that they did. With Spencer Hawes being an free agent the only true center on their roster is Nikola Vucevic. Power forward Elton Brand is on the down side and Lavoy Allen is still coming into his own. While I think the 76ers should have taken Tyler Zeller here I liked the pick of Harkless. The pick must mean that the 76ers are going to trade Andre Iguodala.
Update the 76ers have traded Maurice Harkless as part of the Andrew Bynum trade.
Offseason/ Free Agents and Trades: Grade A
- The 76ers acquired Andrew Bynum as part of the 4 team Dwight Howard deal. They also got shooting guard Jason Richardson as part of the deal. They sent Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless to the Magic and Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets.
- The 76ers have agreed to terms with Lavoy Allen.
- Spencer Hawes agreed on a two –year deal to resign with the 76ers.