Thanks to Sam Hinkie — wherever he is now — the Philadelphia 76ers are going to be busy at the NBA Draft Combine starting Thursday. In the upcoming draft, new GM Bryan Colangelo and the Sixers brain trust will have decisions to make on their own pick (somewhere in the top four), the No. 24 pick (via Miami), the No. 26 pick (Oklahoma City), and if the Lakers’ pick falls to fourth or worse they get that one, too.
Which means a lot of player workouts and interviews. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer (and Daily News) laid it all out.
That is just the tip of the iceberg.
While the measurements matter in a few cases and the performance on things like the vertical leap will turn a few heads, what matters most are the interviews. The scouts and GMs have watched these players in person, seen hours of tape on them — there are not secrets of their game about to be unlocked by drills.
But how would this guy potentially fit in our locker room is a question on everyone’s mind. Talent will win out, but guys fall if there are concerns about their locker room presence. The combine interviews are a chance for players ease any concerns there.