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

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Summary of the 76ers’ McCain selection

Jared McCain
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McCain is a solid pick and a good addition to the 76ers franchise. His role is clear and his ability to fulfill that role is substantiated. Philly fans will be disappointed if they expect him to initiate the offense or qualify as a plus defender. 

What’s the phrase? “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” So, expect McCain to shoot and keep on shooting. Be encouraged by his attempts to create for himself or others as it demonstrates development and expect that will be targeted by opposing offenses.

If he can provide a similar effect to what JJ Redick did for the 76ers during his time with the team, Philly is in good shape.