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By Josh Liddick, Sports Talk Philly editor 

With the Bryan Colangelo Twitter saga over and done with, the Sixers focus during this offseason now turns to the NBA Draft, set for June 21. For the Sixers, their pre-draft workouts begin on Monday with a selection of players slated to participate.

According to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato, the Sixers are set to have at least six draft prospects attend the workout.

Michigan State forward Miles Bridges and Miami guard/forward Lonnie Walker IV are the two most notable draft prospects on the list for Monday's workout, and the two most likely picks for the Sixers with the No. 10 overall pick.

Shake Milton is a 6-6 point guard from SMU, Drew Eubanks is a 6-10 center from Oregon State, Jared Nickens is a 6-7 forward/guard out of Maryland, and Nuni Omot is a 6-9 forward from Baylor.

The Sixers have had a bunch of players come in for workouts and showcases in the last few weeks, but Monday marks the beginning of a stretch of the next 11 days that will really begin to make clear who the team is interested in come draft night.

While no positions are off limits for the Sixers on draft night with a possibility that they could end up drafting the best player available, especially with their later picks, the focus is still on the guard/wing positions, considering that's an area that has hampered the Sixers for quite a while, especially in the playoffs.

A few weeks ago, I personally gave my top five prospects that I could see the Sixers take on June 21, and both Bridges and Walker were on that list. Even with Colangelo, it was still unclear who the Sixers were thinking about as a solid choice with the No. 1o pick.

With Brett Brown as the interim GM, the plan for No. 10 is still largely unknown. The Sixers haven't really shown a public interest in any specific player over the last couple months. At least by this time last year, we had a pretty good idea of who the team was going to take with the third overall selection and the first overall pick.

With the NBA season officially over, the draft is coming before we know it and soon after that, a decision will be made between the Sixers and a potential free agent, whether that be LeBron James, Paul George, or someone else.

 

 

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