Dec 10, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Noah Vonleh (1) moves in for a basket with Oakland Golden Grizzlies guard Mitch Baenziger (13) and forward/center Corey Petros (42) defending during the first half at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Mock Draft 2014: 76ers Pass on Parker for Vonleh

NBA Mock Draft season is in primetime with the NBA Draft just a few short weeks away. First of all, who can believe that the 2014 NBA Draft is on June 26th? Everything we’ve been waiting for comes down to one shining moment…

Well, in the last mock draft by CBS Sports Matt Moore, he surprisingly has the 76ers taking Indiana PF Noah Vonleh at the No. 3 selection, over Jabari Parker. Before you overreact, here is his reasoning:

REACH ALERT. Listen, if Sam Hinkie’s not getting a transcendent star, what did he tank for? He goes for the maximum upside here, in the belief that Vonleh and Noel combine to form some sort of space pterodactyl. Parker’s the obvious go here, but with limited ceiling and athleticism, he doesn’t fit the Hinkie profile.

Maybe Moore is just trying to mix things up before the NBA Draft, but this seems pretty far-fetched. The 76ers passing on Jabari Parker is 100 percent unlikely.

At the No. 10 selection, Moore had the 76ers taking Croatian SF Dario Saric. Here is his reasoning:

Multi talented forward with tremendous skill. He’s got the ball handling skill to play the three. In some ways, he’s an upside-Jabari-Parker if the Sixers passed on Parker at 3.

Truth be told, I can see the Sixers taking Saric if Parker isn’t the option at three. However, I don’t see the 76ers taking both Saric and Parker, that would be a woeful combination on defense.

These mock drafts will be rolled out like fresh bread at Subway in the coming weeks, so don’t be surprised to see a bunch of these popup.

Who do you want the 76ers taking in the 2014 NBA Draft?


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