NBA Draft

Sixers drop the ball with 2018 draft class

Zhaire Smith, Landry Shamet, and Shake Milton. Not much to get excited about. The Philadelphia 76ers completed their 2018 draft last Thursday by wheeling and dealing and ultimately selecting three players. But when it was over, the roster wasn’t a whole lot better. Out of the three players...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:27pm

2018 NBA Draft: Sixers select Landry Shamet

After acquiring former Texas Tech guard Zhaire Smith in a trade with the Phoenix Suns earlier in the first round, the Sixers selected former Wichita State point guard Landry Shamet with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Sixers worked out Shamet on Tuesday at their practice facility...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:02am

2018 NBA Draft: Sixers acquire Zhaire Smith in trade with Suns

The Philadelphia 76ers made an unpredictable move in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night. With the tenth overall pick in the draft, the Sixers selected former Villanova Wildcat product Mikal Bridges. However, Bridges would not be staying with the Sixers for long. According to...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:26pm

2018 NBA Draft: Knicks select Kevin Knox

The New York Knicks selected Kentucky forward Kevin Knox with the ninth-overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.    It is the first draft pick of the Steve Mills and Scott Perry regime and it immediately fills a big-time need. After a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:26pm

NBA Draft rumors: Sixers trading Fultz for Michael Porter?

The 2018 NBA Draft is finally here and the trade rumors are heating up. There are a lot of discussions surrounding prospects Luka Doncic and Michael Porter Jr. and where they might land.  While Doncic could go between picks 2-5, Porter Jr. could easily slide down the draft boards. If the...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:14pm

2018 NBA Draft rumors: Knicks unlikely to trade up

The New York Knicks look to be standing pat as the 2018 NBA Draft approaches.  Just hours before the start of the selection process at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, ESPN's Adam Wojnarowski reported that the Knicks are unlikely to trade up from their spot at No. 9 in the first round....

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:50am

NBA Draft rumors: Could Cavaliers be interested in Trae Young?

It is not a secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers desperately missed Kyrie Irving playing with them in the playoffs. Irving, who was traded in the offseason to the Boston Celtics in exchange for point guard Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Ante Zizic, left a big void for the Cavaliers to fill....

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:34pm

Sixers Draft Preview: Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo could be strong options in first round

The Philadelphia 76ers could take some major steps forward in reshaping their roster when the NBA Draft is held on Thursday night. The Sixers hold two picks in the first round – Nos. 10 and 26 – along with four second-round choices at Nos. 38, 39, 56 and 60. So much can happen between...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:43pm

Knicks NBA Draft rumors: Mikal Bridges, Kevin Knox, Michael Porter

While the New York Knicks have made many fans and analysts scratch their heads over the years due to their ineptitude and overall bad luck at the NBA Draft, confusion dominates proceedings leading up to this year's selection process because no one is really sure what direction the team will go...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:52pm

Sixers NBA Draft: A look back at class of 2016

Over the last few weeks at the Philadelphia Metro, we’ve reviewed the Philadelphia 76ers' draft classes from the last five years. With the 2018 NBA Draft less than 48 hours away, it is a good time to check out the best and worst picks from the Sixers. To begin this series, we looked at...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:34pm

New team emerges in Luka Doncic NBA Draft sweepstakes

The 2018 NBA Draft is set to tip-off in less than 48 hours and there is still a mystery surrounding where Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic will land. Doncic is a highly touted international superstar with more than a few accolades attached to his name. However, there is growing a concern that the...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:33pm

Sixers NBA Draft: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was arguably not only the most improved player on Kentucky’s team but the entire country. The freshman swingman has also worked his way into the lottery discussion and potentially to the 76ers at No. 10 in the upcoming NBA draft. Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 14.4...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 4:45pm

Knicks NBA draft rumors: Trae Young, Lonnie Walker, Collin Sexton

The 2018 NBA Draft is just days away and it is still unclear what the New York Knicks' plan is with the ninth-overall selection on Thursday night in Brooklyn. Going by the team's needs alone, the overwhelming consensus is that the Knicks have to draft a wing talent that will play at small...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:23pm

2018 NBA Draft: Shake Milton is not Michael Carter-Williams 2.0

The 2018 NBA Draft is only nine days away and the Philadelphia 76ers are in a good spot with a multitude of draft picks. Currently, the Sixers have six selections in the draft (2 in the first round, 4 in the second round). With that type of ammo, the Sixers have a lot of flexibility in addressing...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:07pm

2018 NBA Draft: Sixers open to trading draft picks

The 2018 NBA Draft is only a week away and it appears that the Philadelphia 76ers could be heavily involved in the trade market. Heading into the draft, the Sixers have a large amount of draft picks at their disposal, six to be exact. It is expected that the team will their two first-round picks...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:05pm

2018 NBA Draft: Teams trying to move up for Jaren Jackson Jr.?

The 2018 NBA Draft is still only 10 days away, but the rumor mill is heating up with potential trades and smoke screens. Over the weekend, we heard about the Los Angeles Clippers possibly looking to move up for Luka Doncic, who could fall out of the top three spots. Now, we have teams trying to...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:36pm

Miles Bridges prepared for challenges that await him in NBA

Imagine being dubbed a lottery pick for two straight seasons, even though you had the chance to come out of school as a freshman, but opted to stay for one more year to help your team possibly win a national championship. This line of thinking perfectly describes former Michigan State Spartans...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:50pm

Sixers NBA Draft: A look back at class of 2015

Over the next couple of weeks at the Philadelphia Metro, we will be taking a look back at the Philadelphia 76ers' draft classes from the last five years. The 2018 NBA Draft is less than two weeks away, so it is a good time to check out the best and worst picks from the Sixers. To begin this...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 4:02pm

2018 NBA Draft: Clippers looking to move up for Luka Doncic?

The Los Angeles Clippers could be looking to make a major move in the NBA draft later this month. On the Yahoo Sports NBA Podcast with Chris Mannix, NBA insider Shams Charania mentioned that the Clippers are interested in moving up in the draft, with their eyes on Slovenian superstar prospect Luka...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:13pm

2018 NBA Draft: Miles Bridges, Lonnie Walker to work out for Sixers

It appears that the Philadelphia 76ers will be holding their first big NBA draft workout next week. Former Michigan State forward Miles Bridges and former Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV are scheduled to participate in a group workout for the Sixers on Monday, June 11, according to Michael...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 4:31pm