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Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #24- Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers are back on the clock after selecting Brandon Ingram #1 overall in our Mock Draft!

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Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

With the 24th pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers and their Guest Mock GM for this pick GBB reader Jama17 select...

Demetrius Jackson, Point Guard, University of Notre Dame

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The young former member of the Fighting Irish is heading to Philly. Here is Jama17's (all the way from Lithuania!) reasoning why-

As the guest mock General Manager of the Sixers, I am happy to pick up Demetrius Jackson with the 24th pick. Even though Jackson is far from being the youngest prospect in the draft (21yo, will turn 22 before the start of the season), his athleticism and quickness is what appeals to our organization the most. Since we basically will have three front-court rookies demanding minutes (Ingram, Embiid, Šarič), our main priority is to find a back-up point guard (presuming a starting floor general is signed in free agency). Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan will become free agents and Kendall Marshall has a non-guaranteed contract for next season, so the primary plan is to split the back-up point guard minutes between T.J. McConnell and Demetrius Jackson.


The quickness of Jackson is a particular strength that we are looking forward to. Head coach Brett Brown loves to play up-tempo basketball, and the first step of Demetrius is really going to help us push the pace in transition. Moreover, we hope that he can become an effective pick and roll partner with any of the young centers that are going to remain on our roster, and despite his diminutive height (6'0), he more than compensates for it with solid wingspan (6'5), which makes us feel optimistic about his defensive potential. And yes, we can discuss Jackson being or not being the best player available at this position, but the days of Hinkie-style are over in Philly. The win-now mentality (even though it sounds ironic) is the new mantra in the city of brotherly love, so this time we draft strictly for the fit in our roster. So Demetrius Jackson it is.

Look out, Brooklyn, we're coming to get you!!

Calling out other mock teams, I love it. Monday's Mock Draft posts will feature the return of Kevin Lipe to GBB to pick for the Clippers, and the Sixers again at #26.

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington Joe Mullinax
June 15th 19/New Orleans Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, St. Joseph's Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Brice Johnson, Forward, North Carolina Joe Mullinax
June 16th 22/Charlotte Ivica Zubac, Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Thon Maker, Forward, High School Senior Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Demetrius Jackson, Guard, Notre Dame Jama17
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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