Future BayHawks Watch: Philadelphia 76ers Mock Draft Tracking

Thursday, May 28, 2009

One of Erie’s affiliates is still holding onto hopes of an NBA Finals berth, although it’s not looking good for the Cleveland Cavaliers. As for the Philadelphia 76ers, they’re still in the search for a head coach, but they also have to be looking ahead to the upcoming NBA Draft.

Ths Sixers own the rights to the 17th selection in round one and do not have a second round pick. It’s unlikely that the player selected in that spot will spend much time with the Erie BayHawks, but it’s certainly possible. With that in mind, here’s a sampling of mock draft selections collected from around the Internet.

Ty Lawson, PG, North Carolina

Ty Lawson, PG, North Carolina

Eric Maynor, PG, VCU

B.J. Mullens, C, Ohip State

Three of the mock drafts have Philadelphia taking a point guard, which makes a lot of sense, especially if they do not re-sign Andre Miller, who is a free agent. Lawson would definitely help ignite the break and pair well with Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young.

B.J. Mullens would be more of a project, and I could actually see him benefitting from some work in the D-League fine-tuning his game after playing just one year with the Buckeyes.

Still, it’s probable that Philadelphia’s pick will remain with the 76ers, especially considering their relatively uninvolved status during the BayHawks’ inaugural season. I’d be much more willing to bet that one or both of Cleveland’s picks ends up in a BayHawks uniform before the 76ers pick does.

For a look at the 76ers draft history, check out this page from ESPN Insider.


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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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