The 76ers are an interesting franchise that should be able to attribute much of their success this season to the team's drafting of their current nucleus, including point guard Jrue Holiday with their first selection in 2009, shooting guard Evan Turner in 2010 and forward Thaddeus Young in 2007.
This season, it was the lack of a force in the middle that, in part, cost them an extended run at the NBA Finals.
Center Spencer Hawes was acquired by the Sixers from the Kings in a deal for Samuel Dalembert, but back and Achilles injuries hampered him; he never quite looked like the same player that showed flashes of being a first-rate center earlier in the season when he returned.
With the team not looking to make any adjustments with their order in the draft, they will look for size with the No. 15 pick in this year's draft.
Illinois center Myers Leonard worked out for the team on Tuesday, and if he is around at number 15—the Sixers could scoop him up.
A fluid big man who experienced an extreme rise in production from his freshman to sophomore season at Illinois, Leonard fits the Sixers needs as a big, athletic inside man.
Other guys that could fall into the Sixers' lap include Terrence Jones, Perry Jones, Anett Moultrie and Jared Sullinger.
I believe T. Jones and Sullinger are a bit too undersized to be what the Sixers are looking for, but Moultire and P. Jones remain intriguing possibilities for Philadelphia.