It is no surprise that a player with Adams' skill-set is a terrific rebounder. He plays with a lot of physicality in his game and is relentless on the court. He can step in right away and be a deterrent in the middle on defense. His high motor, accompanied with his athletic ability, have many around the league excited about his upside as the draft approaches.
He had a solid NBA Combine as his athletic testing was phenomenal and he reportedly had great interviews, both of which helped raise his stock into a potential lottery selection.
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Many thought that Adams could have used another year or two at Pittsburgh to hone his skills, both offensively and defensively, and to strengthen his draft stock. Since he left Jamie Dixon's squad after just one season, he will likely be drafted as a project big man who needs time to develop on both ends of the court.
Fit with 76ers:
The question is whether or not the Sixers are willing to be patient while Adams develops into the kind of dominant big man scouts believe he can become. It is tough to see the 76ers fan base being patient with a lottery pick given the state of the franchise. It is hard to get a read on where new general manager Sam Hinkie might be headed with the 11th overall pick. Adams should still be on the board when the 76ers select.
The NBA Draft is slated for Thursday, June 27th.
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