Strapped with the No. 3 and No. 10 picks, plus five more second-rounders, it was evident that the 76ers and general manager Sam Hinkie would add a few more assets to their young roster, taking a major step forward in the process.
At No. 3, with consensus top picks Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker off the board, Hinkie pulled the trigger on Joel Embiid, the man most thought would have been the No. 1 overall pick if not for his injury concerns. With the team's second lottery pick, Hinkie drafted University of Louisiana-Lafayette point guard Elfrid Payton, whom he promptly shipped to Orlando for 6'10" Croatian forward Dario Saric and future draft picks.
I know what you're thinking. Another year with an injured franchise center. Another season of painstaking tanking talk. Another year of waiting.
With free agency still days away, the roster currently resembles last season's 19-win club—a bunch of young, unproven guys and some major question marks for key players.
Here's what the depth chart looks like based on who's under contract, who just got drafted and who's likely to re-sign at each position.