AN A+ FOR SIXER GM'S METHOD TO HIS MADNESS

Additions: C Joel Embiid (No. 3 pick, Kansas), PF Dario Saric (No. 12 pick, Croatia), SF K.J. McDaniels (No. 32 pick, Clemson), SF Jerami Grant (No. 39 pick, Syracuse), PG Vasilije Micic (No. 52 pick, Serbia), SG Jordan McRae (No. 58 pick, Tennessee), PG Pierre Jackson (trade with New Orleans Pelicans).

Sam Hinkie (photo above) has a plan for the future, and it’s rarely been this clear. Embiid and Saric will make little to no impact next year, as Saric will stay in Turkey while Embiid will miss extended time rehabilitating the foot stress fracture that caused his slide from the No. 1 spot. But they have ridiculous potential, as does Micic, a great passer who likely will stay overseas as well. Meanwhile, McDaniels and Grant are hard-nosed defenders who are ready to fill roster spots right now, and McRae has some potential as a scorer. But it’s Jackson who may prove the biggest addition immediately, as he dominated the NBA Development League last season as a scorer and would fit well next to oversized pass-first point guard Michael Carter-Williams. This is what the Sixers need to do as they continue to build for 2016 and beyond.

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