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Malik Monk in Play for 76ers

Malik Monk
Malik Monk

Sam Vecenie of The Sporting News spoke with recently and he said, Malik Monk is now “seriously in play” with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last week, at the NBA Draft Lottery, the 76ers got the third overall pick and, Monk is projected to go third in many mock drafts. This could be a match made in heaven for Philly – a team that REALLY struggles with shooting. Considering Monk scored a total of 754 points (the most ever by a UK Freshman) last season, I’d say drafting him would fix the 76ers shooting problem.

The 76ers are built around Joel Emiid at the post and Simmons on the interior. Monk could really give them some perimeter depth and play well with Simmons. The only downside to Monk going to Philly? I’d have to actually watch some 6ers games – which means watching Ben Simmons play. But I doubt the 76ers’ franchise owners will take my qualms into consideration on this.

A quick twitter search of Monk’s name shows that 6ers fans REALLY, REALLY want him – I mean who wouldn’t right? If he does go third, that’d be Cal’s seventh top-five pick during his time at UK. Yeah, he’s pretty good at this getting kids ready for the NBA thing.

Article written by Savannah Patton

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5 Comments for Malik Monk in Play for 76ers

  1. BUCats
    8:05 pm May 19, 2017 Permalink

    Possible Fox goes at 2 and Monk at 3?

  2. bhb71
    8:27 pm May 19, 2017 Permalink

    I could see the Sixers trading down a few picks. I’d love for Monk to get paid 3rd overall pick money, but they could probably get him at 6, 7 or 8, why not get some assets from someone who wants Josh Jackson or De’Aaron Fox?

  3. bankerbh
    9:33 pm May 19, 2017 Permalink

    Poor guy. Never to be heard from again if he lands in Philly. Nerlens II.

    • bhb71
      9:47 pm May 19, 2017 Permalink

      They’re a completely different team now. Trust the Process.

  4. lougrantheone1
    8:51 am May 22, 2017 Permalink

    76er’s Fan Here….Please Draft Fox or Jackson, Please……