Philadelphia 76ers: 5 options for pick No. 50 in 2017 NBA Draft

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Mar 16, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) celebrates during the first half of the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers won’t be done in the 2017 NBA Draft until the 50th pick comes around. Here’s a look at five potential selections they could make.

The Philadelphia 76ers have the 50th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, giving them yet another potential asset to add to the fold. However, their selection could pan out in the long run or ultimately end up on another roster.

The Sixers could have already filled their team needs by the time pick No. 50 rolls around, so consider this pick a wild card. They could draft a player who could help them on the wing or they could draft another guard to offset veteran Jerryd Bayless‘ three-point shooting.

The 50th pick could honestly go any direction for the Sixers, which the following selections will show. They won’t draft another big man, per se, but drafting a traditional point guard isn’t totally out of the equation either.

In a draft class full of versatility, the Sixers could be licking their chops by the time the 50th selection arrives. There are a number of young prospects with potential as well as veterans with locker room leadership Philly could use.

The Philadelphia 76ers can certainly use this NBA Draft to get some depth at key positions but with so many picks (four total), they’re likely to take a gamble on one pick. This selection could be that gamble since it’s so late in the draft.

Here are five possible selections the Sixers could make with the 50th pick.

Mar 18, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida Gators forward Devin Robinson (1) shoots a three point shot against Virginia Cavaliers forward Mamadi Diakite (25) during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

5. Devin Robinson, SF/PF, Florida

Florida Gators forward Devin Robinson saw his stock rise in the NCAA Tournament a bit. He used that performance to enter the draft a year early.

The 6’8″ forward spent three seasons at Florida, averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per in his final year as a Gator. While he didn’t necessarily have stellar averages, his shooting stroke and ball-handling for his size are a few skills that are hard to ignore.

Robinson shot 47.5 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three-point range in 2016-17. In one of his better performances of the season, he scored 24 points on the road against the LSU Tigers back on Jan. 25. He made 5-of-8 three-pointers in a 106-71 drubbing.

In the NCAA Tournament, he put up 24 points and seven rebounds in the first round opening victory over East Tennessee State. The following game, he posted a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) against the Virginia Cavaliers, which resulted in a 65-39 blowout.

Robinson is another player who has that magic word: versatility. He can possibly play the post or the wing in the right situation. If he can hit the three at a consistent rate, he could find a role as a floor spacer and slasher on a team like the Philadelphia 76ers.

Apr 1, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Tyler Dorsey (5) shoots as forward Dillon Brooks (24) looks on during the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the semifinals of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4. Tyler Dorsey, SG, Oregon

The Oregon Ducks saw success with shooting guard Tyler Dorsey on the floor. He proved to be an efficient sharpshooter from the behind the arc and wowed fans with his range. Now he hopes that can put him ahead of others in this year’s NBA Draft.

Dorsey is a young guard with a lot of upside, something the Sixers always look at. While also showing the ability to fill it up rather quickly, he also has shown the knack for getting to the free throw line.

He averaged 14.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in two seasons at Oregon. He scored 27 points and made six three-pointers in the Ducks’ 74-60 victory over Kansas in the NCAA Tournament.

They lost by a point in the Final Four to the North Carolina Tar Heels, but Dorsey still managed to score a team-high 21 points with three three-pointers and 12 made free throws.

Dorsey shot 42.3 percent from three-point land in 2016-17. He is a player who can get hot in a hurry and make teams pay if they leave him open. He’s got size at 6-foot-4 but he’ll need to put on some more muscle as he weighs just 180 pounds.

Dorsey has a confidence that’s hard to ignore. If other options aren’t available, he could be a player worth the gamble for Philadelphia.

Apr 1, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard PJ Dozier (15) shoots as Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) guards during the first half in the semifinals of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

3. P.J. Dozier, SG, South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks made their first Final Four appearance in school history this past season and shooting guard P.J. Dozier was part of the reason for their success. He is one of those wild card players who could go either way in the draft.

The 6’6″ shooting guard elevated his play in March to score in double figures in every NCAA Tournament game for the Gamecocks. Dozier averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game in his sophomore season in 2016-17. He got enough positive feedback from scouts in the draft that entering his name ultimately became a no-brainer.

However, one downside for Dozier is his inability to shoot the three-pointer. Dozier shot just 29.8 percent from the three-point arc this past year at South Carolina. The Sixers are almost out of the draft lottery, so acquiring a guy like Dozier could go against team plans.

He certainly has the athleticism to intrigue the Philadelphia front office, but he’ll need to develop his jump shooting some before teams are sold completely on his ability to play in the NBA.

Dozier showed his efficiency inside the three-point line in the NCAA Tournament this past March. He shot 9-of-14 with 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in the team’s opening round victory over Marquette. Although he shot 50.8 percent from the floor, he shot 18.8 percent from three (3-of-16).

Feb 13, 2017; Rosemont, IL, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart (3) reacts during the first half against the DePaul Blue Demons at the Allstate Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

2. Josh Hart, SG, Villanova

Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart is one of the more decorated seniors in this year’s NBA Draft class. He earned Big East Player of the Year honors last season and the 6’6″ shooting guard was also a member of the 2015-16 national championship team.

Hart averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the 32-4 Wildcats last year. He shot 40.4 percent from three-point range as well, something that is sure to intrigue the Philadelphia 76ers front office.

He earned All-American honors for his play and showed his development as not only a sharpshooter from behind the arc but also a solid rebounder. Hart put up 37 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a 74-66 victory back on Dec. 10. He was 10-for-14 from the floor and 14-of-14 from the free throw line.

Hart also put up 30 points, making six three-pointers against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Nov. 18. The Wildcats won that game, 96-77.

Hart is a shooting guard with potential to convert to a combo-guard or combo-forward. He isn’t scared to get his nose dirty in the paint and can get to the free throw line with relative ease.

If he is still available in the second round, look for the Sixers to make a move on Hart.

Mar 18, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) celebrates during the first half of the game against the Purdue Boilermakers in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

1. Monte Morris, PG, Iowa State

Iowa State Cyclones point guard Monte Morris is a point guard with loads of playmaking ability. He serves as a valuable option for the Philadelphia 76ers with the 50th pick in the NBA Draft.

Morris is a guard who isn’t afraid to attack the rim and can create separation to get the ball to others to make plays. He averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Cyclones in 2016-17.

He was fifth in the Big 12 in points per game and second in assists per game to finish the season. What’s hard to ignore is his ability to keep others on the court involved as well as his three-point shooting ability.

Morris scored 30 points (4-of-5 from three) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys back on Jan. 11. He also record five assists, five rebounds and four steals. His ability to defend and create on the fastbreak is hard to ignore as well.

Even more impressive, Morris scored 25 points while dishing out seven assists and snagging two steals in a road victory over the Kansas Jayhawks back on Feb. 4. The Cyclones won 92-89 in overtime.

Morris is a big guard, as he’s listed at 6’3″ but his 175-pound frame could use some added muscle. Still, he’s a prospect with potential that could draw the Sixers’ interest.

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