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Philadelphia 76ers (36-17)


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76ers take Tennessee guard Springer with 28th pick of draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Trying to rebound after a crushing end to their season, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Tennessee freshman Jaden Springer with the 28th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night.

The 6-foot-3 guard, who turns 19 in September, averaged 12.5 points in 25 games in his lone season with Tennessee and led the team in free throws made. He'll be a 3-and-D option off the bench, one area of need for the Sixers. He was an All-Freshman selection in the Southeastern Conference.

"It's a position where you can see a path to potentially getting on the floor," 76ers President Daryl Morey said. "It usually takes a rookie more than a year, but you never know."

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Leaders
Points: Joel Embiid28.5
Rebounds: Joel Embiid10.6
Assists: Ben Simmons6.9
FG%: Ben Simmons55.7%
Steals: Matisse Thybulle1.62
Blocks: Joel Embiid1.35
Defense (Rank)
Points: 108.1 (6)
Rebounds: 42.9 (11)
Assists: 23.5 (5)
FG%: 45.3% (4)
FT%: 76.4% (6)
3P%: 36.0% (9)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.6 (14)
Rebounds: 45.1 (10)
Assists: 23.7 (22)
FG%: 47.6% (9)
FT%: 76.7% (20)
3P%: 37.4% (11)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Philadelphia 49 23 .681 --
x-Brooklyn 48 24 .667 1.0
x-New York 41 31 .569 8.0
x-Boston 36 36 .500 13.0
Toronto 27 45 .375 22.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/12/2021 Danny Green Strained right calf
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