The Philadelphia 76ers need help on the wing. Luguentz Dort presents an intriguing option at 24.
Despite a glaring need at center, the Philadelphia 76ers should prioritize perimeter depth in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. That means targeting wings at 24, where Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort presents an intriguing — albeit flawed — target.
Dort entered his freshman season as a rising star, gaining notoriety for his AAU play and performance with the Canadian National Team. It wasn’t until the season began, however, that Dort established himself as a first-round prospect.
An elite-level athlete blessed with NBA physicality, Dort should have little issue adjusting to the speed and power of the next level. He’s listed at 6-foot-4, but weighs in at 222 pounds, most of which can be attributed to muscle. He has earned some Marcus Smart comparisons as a result.
The Sixers need wing prospects who can play both ends, something Dort provides. He doesn’t present the cleanest fit on offense, but shot-creating upside is always a plus. In a relatively weak class, his ceiling should entice Elton Brand and company.
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