21. SIXERS – Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
Despite Daryl Morey’s analytics renown, his draft history doesn’t really reveal a “type.”
Anthony’s stock is definitely sinking, but at this point in the draft it might be an overreaction.
He can create shots and is a pretty decent shooter from distance, two things that are in extremely short supply in Philly.
The Sixers are in win-now mode, and Anthony might be able to give them bench scoring immediately. Also, analytics models that weigh AAU production would likely show Anthony as undervalued at this point.
This pick is also very much for sale if it returns the right player, but even if it moves I could see another team grabbing the value proposition on Anthony at 21.