Little was the 2nd Ranked prospect in his high school class. He fell out of favor with NC, as veterans ate some of his minutes. He’s a guy with tremendous upside, and he would’ve been a top five pick if not for the one-and-done rule.
Williams is a versatile big man who can play the four or five. Average shooter. Him and Admiral Schofield were the heart and soul of the past few (successful) Tennessee teams.
I am very high on Herro as a prospect. He is a tremendous shooter. Probably a Top-3 Shooter in this class. Despite him being slightly undersized, he tries hard on defense, and is a true battler.
Clarke would play very well alongside Embiid. He can guard multiple positions. Also has a strong offensive game.
Thybulle is an excellent defender. Generates steals and blocks at an astonishing rate. He could be the go-to point guard defender that the team has been missing since Roco was traded. Average offensive player at best.
Johnson is the best shooter in the draft this year. When he is still and open, he will knock the shot down. Worse at making shots on the move. Not really great at anything else, though. He’s really skinny. More mature than most prospects.
Jerome would be great as a backup guard for Philly. He can shoot very well. High IQ player. Seemed to make all of the right decisions at Virginia.
Washington is an all-around good player. Doesn’t seem to shine in one particular area, but will be good on both ends of the floor in the NBA.
Edwards is a really good shooter with a good, yet very small build. He is the all-time leader in 3PM for Purdue. He’d bring you a spark off of the bench.
Porter is super talented, and has Top-20 Pick ability. However, he tore his ACL twice in 8 Months, so he is a major medical red flag. He could really pay off if drafted at Pick 42.
I don’t know much about Poole, but he fights on defense and has a good offensive game as well.
It would be fun to see the gargantuan Tacko in Philly (especially if Boban stayed around 😳). He’s the type of guy they could take a flyer on with Pick 56.
EAGLES PREDICTION PART 2:
I have the Eagles finishing the second half of the season 6-2, also. They lose an ugly game at home against Chicago, and suffer another ugly loss to Seattle in Philly. Despite the 4 losses, they likely end up with a bye week during the Wildcard Round.
EAGLES PREDICTION PART 1:
I have the Eagles going 6-2 in the first half of the year. They suffer both losses on the road. One comes at the hands of the Falcons, who best them in prime time. The Eagles also suffer a loss in Dallas, as the Cowboys pull away late in the 4th. (cont. in next post)
Offseason Scenario 3.0
DRAFT: Thybulle is a great defensive player, and an average 3-Point shooter. He got progressively worse in that area throughout college, which is concerning. Edwards is a lights out shooter. Fall and Porter are drafted to hopefully be a backup center of the future. Neither of them would see the court year one, though. I think one of the picks will get traded, so I made that one pick 34. Probably for cash considerations.
FREE AGENCY: Tobi gets resigned on the 5 Year Max. The hope is he improves, as he’s only 26. If the Sixers lose Jimmy, the reports are that they try to sign Middleton. Khris is a great 3&D wing who doesn’t need the ball in his hands to get going. Ed Davis gives the Sixers a reliable backup big, and Ennis rounds off the 10-Man rotation.
Thoughts? Would you like to se this happen?
Thoughts? I tried to be unbiased here. I think the Eagles roster has little holes, and Patrick Mahomes gives the Chiefs a chance to win every time he steps on the field.
What would you change? 🤔
Jimmy was great, especially in the playoffs. Tobi is a really good player, but just couldn’t find his stride with Philly. Although Mike Scott, again, isn’t better than Tobias, he filled his role better in his time with the Sixers. Ennis was another great bench piece. Bolden showed promise in his rookie season, and could be the perfect small-ball-five backup to Embiid if he improves.
Eagles Offseason Review! (SWIPE)
The Eagles had a great offseason. I remember that we all were panicked about how we had no cap space, and how we had so many important free agents to resign. However, both of those points became irrelevant quickly into the offseason. The Eagles did a great job of keeping together their core with the resignings of Graham, Elliott, and Darby among others. They also injected an ample amount of new talent. Malik Jackson will thrive opposite of Fletcher Cox. DeSean is the perfect deep threat for this team. Zach Brown filled the Eagles’ biggest need, ILB. The questionable signing here is Sendejo. Although he is a decent player, he is costing the Eagles a 4th Round Compensatory Pick. Howie Roseman LOVES his comp. picks, so I can’t imagine Sendejo staying on the roster for long. I think Howie is comfortable with Blake Countess filling the role of the third safety nicely. He talked him up a lot. Howie really likes him. The draft was also good for Philly. Dillard will be the blindside protector of Wentz for a decade. Sanders will be a quality change-of-pace back with Howard. JJ will be a beast in the red zone and on the field in general. The only bad pick was Clayton Thorston, who I didn’t list under notable rookies. He was bad in college, and I can’t expect him to do much of anything in the pros. The Eagles also didn’t lose many key players. I forgot to mention Michael Bennett, who was definitely their biggest loss of the offseason. The edge depth seems weak without him. However, he wanted money, and was a luxury at best on this d-line. Jordan Hicks showed flashes in Philly, but he couldn’t stay on the field enough. Foles will forever be a legend here, but had no place on this roster anyway.
Overall, this may have been Howie Roseman’s best offseason since Chip Kelly was let go. He made tons of great moves, and will receive a third and fourth round comp pick in the process (hopefully another 4th too). _______
OVERALL GRADE: A
Sixers Mock Offseason Scenario 1.0: Run It Back.
DRAFT: These two picks will fit great with Philly. A big need is bench shooting, and Johnson is lights-out from three. He’s also a very switchable body. Edwards is small, but his ability to shoot will make him a valuable piece when coming in for Simmons.
FREE AGENCY: I believe the Sixers should run it back. Jimmy feels like a no-brained after this playoff run (although the last year or two of his contract will be hard to swallow). Tobias may have been shaky in Philly, but I think he’ll turn it on as he gets more comfortable with his role. Of course, if he hits a corner three or two, the Sixers would be in the ECF. JJ on a three year deal may seem like a lot, but it is a contract that will allow him to end his career with Philly. As he declines, he could also still be a valuable asset at year three, even if it’s only off the bench (Cameron Johnson or Zhaire Smith could eventually come into that role for Philly).
Thoughts? How would you feel about this offseason?
We may be far away from July 1st, but James Ennis and Mike Scott would both reportedly like to stay in Philly for next season. They were the only two bench players that showed up in these playoffs (Scott, of course, hit the GW Shot in R1). I’d love to have them both back. Ennis has a player option, but he’d probably like more money/length than the (about) 1.98 Million he would receive over one season.
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