The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history, but a recent string of futility has them once again at the bottom of the standings. After a season that saw them lose a franchise record 26 games in a row, the losing culture has created shaky fan support. But there is optimism for the future of the Sixers, as the next few years could see them go from worst to first in a historically weak Eastern Conference.
The Sixers struck gold in the draft last season with Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams as the 6’6 point guard had an outstanding season, winning the Rookie of the Year award. Philly might be poised to have another strong draft with two lottery picks, one being in the top five. Philadelphia has made some great first picks in the draft (Jerry Stackhouse), and some that didn’t pan out (Evan Turner) so let’s look at the top draft picks in Sixers history. This list will concentrate on 76ers draft picks only, so no Philadelphia Warriors or Syracuse Nationals.