2021 NBA Draft mock #28: Philadelphia 76ers: Max Abmas
Abmas led the NCAA in points per game this season at 24.6. The 20-year-old had an incredible second season at Oral Roberts where he averaged 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals in 37.0 minutes per game to go along with his incredible scoring. Abmas shot 47.8 percent from the field and 43.3 percent on his threes this season.
The 20-year-old is an impressive shooter. He has logo range and can hit from anywhere. Abmas shoots well off the bounce or catch. He should improve the spacing any time he is on the floor.
Abmas lasts until the last first round because of his size. He was listed at just 6’1 and 165 pounds. There will be an adjustment period for Abmas. Teams will target him defensively, and he is at risk of being played off the floor. Any team that drafts him will have to find ways to hide him early on.
Philadelphia is always looking to improve the floor spacing around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Max Abmas would give them another plus shooter that can handle the ball and make plays. The Sixers have enough size and perimeter defense to keep the 20-year-old on the floor. Philly has also had success developing talent in recent years.
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