The playing time that second round pick Arsalan Kazemi might get overseas could be beneficial to his overall development. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reports that general manager Sam Hinkie is considering sending the Iranian-born Kazemi overseas to develop before bringing him to the NBA. The 76ers would still retain the rights to Kazemi but would not have him count against their salary cap.
The 6'8' 228 lbs forward was a guy that Hinkie continually harped that the Sixers had their eyes on in the second round. Hinkie made it clear in his press conference following the draft that the team wanted to maintain at least one pick in the second round no matter how much wheeling and dealing they did in order to select Kazemi.
The 23 year old grades very high among analytical scouts. He is a high motor guy who is constant hustle on the floor that gives his team a lot of energy. The Iranian is a terrific rebounder who is incredibly tough. He needs to work on his offensive game but he is a guy who can contribute solid minutes.
Kazemi is also the first Iranian player ever selected in the NBA draft.
I don't care whether he plays in Philadelphia or not this year. I just want him to improve to help the team down the road so send him wherever he needs to go to improve his game. The term "Winless for Wiggins" has been tossed around in regard to the Sixers and this move would certainly help that.
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