2012 NBA Draft: Why 76ers Treated Their Fans with Arnett Moultrie Pick

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2012 NBA Draft: Why 76ers Treated Their Fans with Arnett Moultrie Pick
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Heading into the 2012 NBA Draft, two of the Philadelphia 76ers’ biggest needs included finding a shooter to improve the team’s 22nd ranked points per game average, and adding a scoring presence to the frontcourt.

With the 15th pick in the first round, the Sixers drafted a player who seemingly has similar attributes to the current players on the roster, in Maurice Harkless.

However, any initial confusion or even frustration felt by fans lessened when the Sixers acquired their second player in the draft.

After passing on him with the 15th pick, the Sixers acquired Arnett Moultrie, the 27th pick, from the Miami Heat in exchange for a second-round pick and a future lottery-protected-first round pick.

While Harkless’ talent makes him an intriguing selection, Moultrie’s presence fits a need that the Sixers had to fill this offseason in order to improve on last season.  The Sixers’ acquisition of Moultrie adds depth to their frontcourt while also giving them a potential scoring presence in the post.

After initially causing fans to scratch their heads with their first pick, the Sixers addressed an immediate need with their second acquisition.

Here are five ways the 76ers treated their fans by picking Moultrie.

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