2021 NBA redraft has Sixers taking Austin Reaves over Jaden Springer

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The Philadelphia 76ers held the 28th pick in the 2021 NBA draft while continuing to augment their team. They already had a strong, title-contending roster, so they were looking at a project with that selection anyway.

They went with wing player Jaden Springer out of Tennessee, and the young man spent the majority of his rookie season in the G League. He played only two games as a rookie with the Sixers. Considering, he was 19 years old last season, that makes sense.

In a 2021 NBA redraft performed by Rookie Wire, the Sixers select Austin Reaves with the 28th pick instead of Springer:

The Lakers, as LeBron James once said, got a gem in Reaves, who went undrafted. He averaged 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 61 appearances, and even had a game-winner. Reaves proved worthy of a late first-round selection in a redraft after emerging as a solid bench option for the Lakers.

The Sixers still believe Springer can develop into a helpful player, but Reaves would have been a big help off the bench in the 2021-22 season.


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire