NBA Draft Lottery: Philadelphia 76ers Will Pick Third In the 2014 NBA Draft

The ping pong balls are in, and the Philadelphia 76ers will pick third in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Sixers had a 55.8% chance of getting a top 3 pick, thanks to their 19-63 record in 2013-14 - 2nd worst in the league. They also have New Orleans' 10th overall pick as a result of the Jrue Holiday trade.

The Sixers' last big pick came in 2010 when they selected former Ohio State Buckeye Evan Turner, fresh off his coronation as Big Ten Player of the Year. Turner went on to contribute to Philadelphia's last two playoffs runs in 2011 and 2012.

With number three, there’s plenty of talent for the 76ers to choose from. Top prospects include Duke forward Jabari Parker, center Joel Embiid of Kansas, and Andrew Wiggins, SF of Kansas. Certainly don't count out Dante Exum, the 6'6" guard from Australia who's on the radar of many scouts.

The 2014 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 26.

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