Breaking down how the Philadelphia 76ers fared in the 2024 NBA Draft

2024 NBA Draft - Round One
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Other prospects the 76ers left on the board

Dalton Knecht, Wing, Tennessee

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If the 76ers wanted an offensive floor spacer, why didn’t they select Dalton Knecht from Tennessee? Although he’s older, he’s an enticing shooter as well and demonstrates self-creation ability. He would give the 76ers extra size and length as well as a third option that defenses have to account for.

Ja’Kobe Walter, Guard, Baylor

Ja'Kobe Walter
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They could have selected Ja’Kobe Walter. He is not as consistent as a shooter but demonstrates more defensive ability. He consistently hustles, competes on the boards, and possesses good length and athleticism recording a 6’10” wingspan and 38.5” vertical at the combine. His shooting would be an adventure, but his versatility would be more expansive.

Kyshawn George, Wing, Miami

Kyshawn George
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Lastly, another possible option for the 76ers was Kyshawn George. He brings size measuring at 6’7” with a 6’10” wingspan and possesses shooting ability to boot. More of a project than an immediate contributor, George matches the three-point ability of McCain converting 40.8% of his attempts. Theoretically, if the 76ers wanted floor spacing, George would have provided that as well.