CBS Philly

By Ray Boyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers can plan all they want for what they’re going to do with the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA Draft. The reality is that two really significant names on their list will be gone within a matter of minutes on June 25th.

The plan since Sam Hinkie has come to Philadelphia has been for the Sixers to maximize their chances at success by taking control of the early part of the draft. Ultimate control has eluded Hinkie as for the second straight year the Sixers are picking third.

That means the two teams directly in front of them will greatly impact what the Sixers can do.

The Lakers appear to be the biggest threat. If the Sixers had the second pick, they could essentially get whatever they want. Either they would select a high level big man in Karl-Anthony Towns or…

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