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Re-drafting Philadelphia 76ers 2008 pick

Sadly, the Philadelphia 76ers only had one pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. They ended up using the pick on Marreese Speights and while Speights was a solid enough player during his career, he ended up not being the best player available at the 16th pick.

Speights was probably ahead of his time as he was a stretch center in the NBA. For his career, Speights shot 35.6 percent on 3-pointers. If he was in his prime in today’s NBA, he’d be a primary target for a lot of teams. Sadly, his skills weren’t appreciated for the bulk of his 10-year career.