Sixers Draft Pick Tracker – March 20th, 2015

Updated: Friday, March 20, 2015 09:46 AM


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Sixers pick (currently 3rd):

  • Knicks lost (bad): / Wolves won (good): As I mentioned yesterday, I was pulling for a Wolves win here as I think there’s a better chance of them winning more games than the Sixers down the stretch than there is of the Knicks doing so, even with the Wolves injuries and poor play of late. The Wolves pulled out an overtime win in New York, keeping the Sixers 2 wins away from the Knicks, but pulling them to within 1 of Minnesota.
  • Lakers lost (bad): The Lakers were within 3 points of the Jazz entering the 4th quarter but once again couldn’t come away with a victory. The Lakers still only have one more win than the Sixers.
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Lakers pick (top 5 protected, currently 4th)

  • Lakers lost (bad): Another chance to pick up a game on Orlando and Sacramento, another missed opportunity. The Lakers still have 4 wins less than the Magic and 5 less than the Kings with 15 games remaining.
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Heat pick (top 10 protected, currently 16th):

  • Utah won (bad): I’m still putting this as bad until somebody in the Utah / Charlotte / Boston / Indy group separates themselves as the 10th seed, but Utah will finish with a better record than Miami, in my opinion, so at the end of the year this is probably a good thing.
StatBefore DeadlineAfter Deadline
Points per 100 possessions91.594.8
True Shooting %49.4%49.4%
3pt %31%34.7%
% of field goal attempts from 330%34.7%
Assists per turnover1.091.32
Turnovers per 100 possessions18.916.4
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Oklahoma City Thunder pick (top 18 protected, currently 18th):

  • New Orleans lost (good): This was a great result. With OKC having so many injuries, any OKC win or New Orleans loss is a good thing. With the Pelicans losing, the Thunder are now a full game up on New Orleans for that final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. If the Thunder don’t hold on to that last spot, the Sixers won’t get their pick, even if they pass one of Washington, Toronto, or Chicago.
RPM-2.7756thAll point guards
Win Shares-0.5149thGuards with more than 500 minutes played
Boxscore Plus-Minus-1.486thGuards with more than 500 minutes played
Value Over Replacement Player0.368thGuards with more than 500 minutes played
True Shooting Percentage44.5%24th out of 24All players with a usage rate > 26.8%


Tonight’s games:

  • Knicks @ Sixers: This is it. The next 10 games, with a game against the Knicks and 2 against the Lakers, could be the difference between Karl Towns and Stanley Johnson.
  • Blazers @ Magic: Go Blazers.
  • Pacers @ Cavs: Would like Indy to regain some of their mojo and pass the Heat.
  • Nuggets @ Miami: I’m still pulling for a Heat win here, until somebody becomes a clear-cut favorite for the 10th slot. Don’t want Miami to win too much, though. Just more than 1 of Charlotte, Indy, and Boston.
  • Bucks @ Nets: I don’t consider the Bucks to be much of a threat to OKC, so I’m going to hope they win and keep the Nets firmly in that 9th slot.
  • Raptors @ Bulls: Win-win here. Both teams have 41 wins and are backup plans to OKC catching Washington.
  • Hawks @ OKC: Go OKC.
  • Celtics @ Spurs: Go Spurs (again, optionality on that Miami pick).
  • Hornets @ Kings: Hornets are my “most likely to stumble” among the Charlotte, Indy, and Boston triumverate, so go Kings (even if that hurts the Lakers pick, but it’s not likely LA catches Sacramento anyway. A Hornets loss is important).
  • Pelicans @ Warriors: Go Warriors. The Pelicans *not* passing the Thunder is very important.
  • Wizards @ Clippers: Go Clippers. Wizards are 2 wins up on OKC in that 19th slot.

Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner is a credentialed reporter covering the Philadelphia 76ers independently for He is also a college basketball scout for, and an NBA contributor for The Ringer. Contact Information: / @DerekBodnerNBA

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