With the uncertain future of Andrew Bynum in Philadelphia along with the play of Spencer Hawes, Lavoy Allen, and Kwame Brown, most people have the Sixers looking to draft a big man come June 27th.
Two potential big men to be selected by Philadelphia with the 11th overall selection were in town yesterday to meet with the team according to CSN's Michael Barkann. Duke forward Mason Plumlee and Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk both met with the 76ers on Wednesday.
Plumlee, 23, was crucial to the success of coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devil program last year. He played in all 36 games averaging 17.1 points and 10.0 rebounds in 34.7 minutes per game. The 6'10" 235 lbs. big man shot 59.9% from the field and 68.1% from the free throw line. His 17.1 points were second on the team behind sharp-shooter Seth Curry and his 10 rebounds per game were by-far the best on the team.
Olynyk, 22, was an Associated Press First-Team All American this year as he led his Gonzaga Bulldogs to a No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. The Canadian played two years at Gonzaga before redshirting to work on his strength and ability and came back last year a new man. The 7'0" 238 lbs. center averaged 17.8 points (first on the team) and 7.3 rebounds (second on the team) per game while shooting 62.9% from the field and 77.6% from the free throw line. He is foregoing his final year of eligibility but has already received his bachelor's degree.
Add these two to the list of potential picks for the 76ers come June 27th.
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