Sixers 2022 NBA mock draft: Caleb Houstan would add size, shooting

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The Philadelphia 76ers have more important issues to worry about at the moment in the 2021-22 season than next year’s draft.

They are trying to find consistency on the court and a resolution to the Ben Simmons situation off it.

Unless the Sixers (16-15) make a big splash to put that second star next to Joel Embiid, some might want to turn their attention toward the 2022 NBA draft sooner rather than later.

The Sixers have some needs: adding more size and more guys who can shoot to the roster.

In a mock draft recently performed by Jonathan Wasserman from Bleacher Report, he has the Sixers selecting Michigan forward Caleb Houstan:

Shooting 37.3% on 5.1 3-point attempts per game, Houstan should lock in first-round interest with his 6’8″ position size and shot-making alone. His creation skills appear limited, but his shot, passing IQ and tools for an 18-year-old form an NBA foundation.

Since the mock draft was performed, Houstan is shooting 36.5% from deep on 4.7 attempts. However, standing 6-foot-8, he would bring a lot of athleticism to this team’s bench and he would fit nicely next to Embiid in some lineups.

There is still much basketball to be played, but it can never hurt to begin looking ahead to the 2022 draft..

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