Sixers draft: 3 prospects to trade up for in 2020 NBA Draft

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2. Saddiq Bey

Saddiq Bey is a great prospect that would be a snug fit with the Sixers roster. He’s a sophomore wing from Villanova with a knack for shooting from the outside. He shot 45.1 percent on 5.6 attempts this last season and his movement off ball to get these shots would be a welcome addition to Ben and Joel’s game.

He saw a climb in offensive responsibility in his second season at Villanova, showing an ability to initiate and create offense, playing as the ball handler on the pick-and-roll or bringing the ball up the court. Even with this increased responsibility, he had an okay assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.6:1.

He’s not an elite athlete but his Basketball I.Q., awareness and size allow him to be solid on the defensive end. A player who can shoot, create and handle the ball at a high level is just what the Sixers need and they wouldn’t have to sacrifice too much defense as a result of it.

Where he falls short is his ability to create his own shot or use his first step to get by defenders. He’s also been criticized for being too passive, often opting to give the ball away rather than taking his man on. This passiveness is also reflected in his rebounding, steals and blocks numbers which were 4.7, 0.8 and 0.4 per game respectively.