By Sam Bush
The Sixers finally seem ready to reap the full rewards of “The Process” with Ben Simmons arriving on draft night, Joel Embiid getting healthy and Dario Saric coming stateside.
But even that can’t cover up the glaring holes across their wings, vacancies that could make No. 24 pick Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot a sneaky-good candidate to snag a starting spot.
The 21-year-old French swingman is coming off a breakout season for Mega Leks of the Adriatic League.
At 6-7, 205 pounds, he’s built to withstand the NBA’s physicality. And his improving long-range stroke—career-best 37.2 percent in league play last season—highlights his intriguing three-and-D potential.
He’s admittedly raw, and Sixers coach Brett Brown has already said Luwawu-Cabarrot could serve in the NBA Developmental league “from time to time,” per Sixers.com’s Brian Seltzer.
But if the prospect proves a quick learner, there are few roadblocks to the big-league rotation. His ceiling sits higher than Nik Stauskas’ and his development should trump the production of veterans Jerryd Bayless and Gerald Henderson.