NBA Draft 2011: 5 Bigs the Philadelphia 76ers Could Draft to Toughen Up Inside

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NBA Draft 2011: 5 Bigs the Philadelphia 76ers Could Draft to Toughen Up Inside
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The 76ers are coming off an inspiring and promising season, finishing 41-41 and losing to the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. Despite the finish, the beginning of the season was pretty rough.

Under new head coach Doug Collins, they started the season just 3-13 and were looking as if they would finish even worse than their 27-55 record the season before. However, the team soon bought into Collins’ defense-leads-to-transition-points scheme and were able to play winning basketball the latter part of the year.

Now the focus is to add key pieces and make the right personnel moves this offseason to ensure the club keeps progressing. The 2011 draft class isn’t a deep one by any means, but with the 16th-overall pick, the Sixers should be able to draft a player that adds depth to an area of need.

The glaring hole in the team, which Collins said will be addressed this offseason, is the lack of a true big man. Here are some of the power forwards and center the Sixers may draft on June 23.

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