Picks: 20 (first round), 34, 36 (second round)
The 76ers could potentially have four second-rounders in the upcoming draft, and it would make sense for them to use one to take a flyer on Louisville basketball star Nwora. Philadelphia needs shooting and the Louisville standout fits the bill; in three seasons with the Cardinals, he shot just under 40 percent from behind-the-arc. His catch-and-shoot abilities and floor-spacing would directly help out Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Not to mention, Philadelphia wouldn’t be expecting him to fill a large role, so there wouldn’t be a ton of pressure on him in terms of scoring.
His defensive concerns would be masked over when on the court with players like Simmons, Embiid, Josh Richardson, etc. The fit isn’t exactly perfect, but Nwora’s strengths are what Philly is looking for. Adding a proven-shooter and potential double-digit scorer as a rotational piece would be a smart move for the organization. Another area that he could thrive in would be as a screener; with Simmons’ as the lead guard, Nwora would get a ton of good looks as a pick-and-pop threat.
In all honesty, his strengths would be a luxury to any team, but Philadelphia has the defensive pieces to aid in his woes on that end of the court. Also as mentioned, the 76ers need players who can stretch the floor and grant space for Simmons and Embiid to work with. Getting Nwora to primarily fill a shooting role lands them on the list.