Top 10 Sixers Draft Picks Of All Time

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May 20, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Former NBA player and current TNT television personality Charles Barkley prior to game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Barkley

Most kids nowadays know Charles Barkley is just the annoying personality on TNT before basketball games, but Sixers fans recognize him as something much more important. He was taken fifth overall in 1984 by Philly. His first eight years were spent with Philadelphia, and they were certainly some good ones, averaging 23.3 points as a Sixer, with 3.9 assists.

Right off the bat, Barkley started a good chunk of games (60) in his rookie season. Partway through his tenure as a Sixer, the pro names that were around when Barkley arrived started to dwindle off, and suddenly Barkley found himself as the leader, after years of being mentored by these players.

For his last six years in Philly, he was an All Star player, averaging 25.5 points per game throughout these six years. Although Barkley and the 76ers came up short in the playoffs every time, his individual accomplishments as a Sixer weren’t lacking.

He was a league All Star the year after leaving Philadelphia, but was the All Star game MVP in one of his last years with the Sixers. He was first in offensive rebounds for the league in three years with Philly, and first in league offensive rating twice.

His years with other teams were arguably better, but still, is known to this day as one of the best Sixers to play the game.

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