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Randle and the 76ers: A good match?

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After posting the second-worst record in the NBA this season, the 76ers have a pretty good chance of landing one of the top 3 slots in this year’s draft. However, since it’s the Draft Lottery we’re talking about, it wouldn’t be extremely surprising to see Philly slide down the board a bit and miss out on their first two choices (Wiggins and Parker). Keith Pompey at the Philadelphia Inquirer considered this scenario today and thinks the Sixers could win a nice consolation prize in our man Julius Randle: 

Ending up with Julius Randle might not be bad for the 76ers if they drop below the top three spots in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery. The former Kentucky power forward is one of the headliners of the June 26 draft. The 6-foot-9, 250-pounder is being compared to Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph. Randle finishes well around the rim and has a solid face-up game. Randle is also effective in pick-and-rolls and on pick-and-pops.” 

Personally, I love the match. One of the only knocks on Randle’s game is how his “short” arms (which ended up being closer to average in this week’s measurements) could make him a liability on defense. With Nerlens there to help protect the rim next season, this concern is mitigated. The 76ers have the reigning rookie-of-the-year Michael Carter-Williams and a buttload of picks in this year’s draft; they will be loaded with young talent if they do things correctly this June.

A Noel/Randle front-court would be totally awesome, so let’s make this happen.

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

6 Comments for Randle and the 76ers: A good match?

  1. wicked
    4:12 pm May 17, 2014 Permalink

    How much is a “buttload”? Is it how much you could fit in your butt? Is that a little or a lot? I could never understand the use of this term. It’s almost obscene to think about.

    4:24 pm May 17, 2014 Permalink

    Thank you for bumping those steaming turds Courtney Sealey wrote down further so they aren’t the first thing I have to see when I come to KSR.

    • What about Thaddeus?
      4:34 pm May 17, 2014 Permalink

      Yes I was about to throw up if I had to see it again.

  3. What about Thaddeus?
    4:32 pm May 17, 2014 Permalink

    I understand the hype behind a Noel/Randle front-court, however, I don’t see Julius beating out Thaddeus Young in his rookie year for the starting job. While trading away most of their talent this past season, the 76ers kept Young for a reason.