Brett Brown says he thanked Sam Hinkie for setting Sixers up for success
Flyerdelphia Podcast: 2017 NHL Draft Preview

Sixers trade back into first round, select Anzejs Pasecniks at No. 25

By John Wetzel, Sports Talk Philly staff

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded the 2020 OKC first round pick, top 20 protected, and the worst of Brooklyn or New York's 2020 second round picks to the Orlando Magic for the 25th pick where they selected Anzejs Pasecniks. Pasecniks is a 7'2", 230 pound center from Latvia.

He's moved up draft boards since putting up a strong season in the European league last season. He has shown promising traits as well as great size, but needs to improve his strength and form. He'll likely spend at least the next two years overseas as a draft and stash prospect as he still has two years left on his contract with his Euroleague team Gran Canaria. The Sixers still have picks 36, 39, 46, and 50 in tonight's draft.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)