Hot Hot Hoops and Liberty Ballers have completed a trade for the #10 pick.
The Heat will receive the 2015 13th overall pick, 2016 OKC 1st round pick (protected 1-15), 2016 Denver 2nd round pick, 2017 Sixers 2nd round pick.
With the 10th Overall Pick in the 2015 SB Nation NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Stanley Johnson, guard/forward out of the University of Arizona.
From Liberty Ballers: Johnson is a strong athlete with significant upside. We feel confident that, through hard work and NBA coaching, that Johnson will become a strong perimeter shooter and will be an excellent complement to our core of Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel, and Mario Hezonja, especially on the defensive end of the court, and will help us on our path to building a championship-contending team for years to come.
The price of trading up three slots was a significant one to pay, more than the market would suggest, but given that the we have five second round picks this season - some of which we anticipate trading, the expectation for a strong 2016 record for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and our confidence in Stanley Johnson as a prospect and being selected, and who we had rated higher than this draft slot, we felt this was a worthy trade despite the cost.
Kevin: Now the 76ers start adding to their depth and to their long term core. If for some reason that either Saric or Hezonja don’t come over this season then Johnson can definitely step right in. Johnson has wingspan for days! WINGSPAN FOR DAYS! I don’t project him to be a world beater offensively, but with the NBA switching to a long range wing game, Johnson is going to be able to stop a lot of wing players in the NBA. He’s athletic enough to guard point guards and he definitely will get his crack of the Kevin Durants and Lebron Jameseses of the world.
Lucas: The 76ers went into today possessing the 3rd pick. They left with Mario Hezonja and Stanley Johnson, that is a good day. Johnson is an impressive athlete, not only is he 6’7" with an 6’11.5" wingspan, but he is also 243 pounds, and physically ready to hold his own when driving to the rim. He should fit the 76ers up tempo offense well, as he excelled in transition for the Wildcats (he didn’t have the opportunity to get out and run last year on account of the fact that Sean Miller prefers to play at a very slow pace.) He has a considerable amount of work to do in terms of polishing his game in order to become an efficient, as he only shot 47.1% from the field last season. However, Johnson is only 19 years old and I believe his floor is, at worst, an average wing on each side of the ball, and at best he will be on quite a few all star teams. He may not be the type of player that elevates an organization by himself, that will be Hezonja’s job. between Johnson, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid, the Sixers have a solid young core of talent to pair next Hezonja. Hinkie has caught a lot of flack for his aggressive tanking, but it may begin to pay off in the next few years.