Sixers 2021 NBA mock draft: Ayo Dosunmu provides help on the bench

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The Philadelphia 76ers hold the 28th pick in the 2021 NBA draft, which will be held on July 29, and will likely seek somebody who can give their bench a spark. The bench unit was up and down all season, and there were moments in the playoffs they were not great either.

The Sixers found a gem with the 21st pick in the 2020 draft, Tyrese Maxey. A recent mock draft performed by Zach Harper of The Athletic gives the Sixers another, Ayo Dosunmu of Illinois, at No. 28:

Tough to know which way the Philadelphia 76ers may go, but getting more options in the backcourt seems to be the safest bet. I’d love Dosunmu here for the Sixers. His shot was all over the place in his time at Illinois, but he comes off a very encouraging season hitting nearly 40 percent from deep. Dosunmu can score, and he’s a very good defender with a great wingspan. I’m not sure you’d want him as a full-time point guard, but he’ll really work next to Shake Milton off the bench.

Dosunmu averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists while shooting 39% from deep in the BigTen Conference. He has a knack for big scoring games, and he plays a physical style of basketball that should suit him well for the next level. He’s going to be solid player in this league.

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