2012 NBA Draft Grades: 76ers Draft Good, But Not Great

With the NBA Draft complete, its time to see how the Philadelphia 76ers graded out with their two selections in the first round. In his column on CBSSports.com, Royce Young gave Philadelphia a C+ for their selection of Maurice Harkless with the 15th pick.

Analysis: The Sixers just added another player that can't shoot and needs to get to the rim to score. He can defend, but isn't this just Andre Iguodala lite? You have to assume he's a future replacement for Iguodala who the 76ers have been trying to trade for forever. If so, not a bad pick. If not, curious.

While Young wasn't high on the selection of Harkless, he gave the 76ers a B- when Arnett Moultrie was chosen at number 27:

Analysis: This pick being traded to the 76ers from the Heat, but a bit of an unexpected free fall for Moultrie. Some had him as a late lottery guy and here he is falling nearly out of the first round. The Sixers can use more size and Moultrie is an athletic, explosive player that needs to refine his game.

For more on the Sixers, please be sure to check out our blog Liberty Ballers and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

2012 NBA Draft: Arnett Moultrie Scouting Report (via sbnnba)


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