Sixers to Select Third and Tenth in 2014 NBA Draft
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – May 20, 2014 – Tonight, the 30th annual NBA Draft Lottery was held and the Philadelphia 76ers were awarded the third overall pick. The Sixers will also receive the 10th overall pick from New Orleans as part of a trade last summer in which Philadelphia also acquired the rights to Nerlens Noel, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
"This is an exciting night for our franchise. We all know the NBA Draft is an important way for us to add players, and the depth of talent available this year is a great start," said Sixers President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Sam Hinkie.
This marks the third time the Sixers have held the third overall pick, with the most recent selection being Jerry Stackhouse in 1995. Recent notable players drafted third overall include Bradley Beal (2012), James Harden (2009), Deron Williams (2005) and Carmelo Anthony (2003). Michael Jordan was the third overall pick in 1984.
This is the first time the Sixers have held multiple lottery picks heading into a draft. The Sixers also own four second round picks in the upcoming draft (32nd, 39th, 47th and 54th overall picks).
Last season, the Sixers had the 11th overall pick and selected Michael Carter-Williams who was recently named Rookie of the Year. He became the first “double-digit” draft pick to win the award since Mark Jackson in 1988.
The 2014 NBA Draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m.