Sixers looking to move into top five of draft

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to package their bevy of picks in the 2018 NBA draft to acquire a top five pick, according to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer.

No team has more selections in the draft than the Sixers, who hold picks 10, 26, 38, 39, 56 and 60.

Per the report, the Sixers are unwilling to include Robert Covington and Dario Saric in any deal.

Head coach Brett Brown is the interim general manager for the Sixers right now, filling in for former GM Bryan Colangelo.

The Sixers were the third seed in the Eastern Conference this past season behind the stellar play of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. They beat the Miami Heat in the first-round of the playoffs, but lost to the Boston Celtics in the second-round.

Philadelphia is expected to pursue LeBron James and Paul George in free agency. They have 11 players under contract for next season.

Markelle Fultz could be a candidate to be traded, as he had a tumultuous rookie season, playing in only 14 games due to a lingering shoulder injury.