Meet the Sixers' 2014 draft picks
First Round, third overall: Joel Embiid, C, Kansas
Joel Embiid was the 2014 All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 28 games during his lone college season.
Embiid: Back woes
Embiid missed Kansas' final six games last season with a back injury.
Embiid: Foot faults
Embiid's draft stock fell after undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in his foot on June 20. He is expected to miss four to six months.
Embiid: Fast learner
A native of Cameroon, the 7-foot Embiid grew up playing soccer and has been playing organized basketball for only three years.
First Round, 10th overall: Elfrid Payton, PG, Louisiana-Lafeyette (traded to Orlando)
The Sixers drafted Louisiana-Lafeyette point guard Elfrid Payton, but dealt the 20-year-old to the Orlando Magic for power forward Dario Saric, a second-round pick next season and a future first-round pick.
First round, 12th overall: Dario Saric, PF, Croatia (via trade w/ Orlando)
Dario Saric is a 20-year-old forward who plays for the Croatian national team and the Turkish league team Anadolu Efes. He was acquired for 10th overall pick Elfrid Payton.
Saric: Worth the wait?
Saric recently signed a three-year deal to join Anadolu Efes. He is prohibited from playing in the NBA for a minimum of two years.
Second round, 32nd overall: K.J. McDaniels, SF, Clemson
K.J. McDaniels was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year last season at Clemson and averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks for the Tigers.
Second round, 39th overall: Jerami Grant, SF, Syracuse
Jerami Grant played two years at Syracuse and averaged 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds last season. He is the son of former NBA player Harvey Grant and the nephew of Horace Grant.
Second round, 47th overall: Russ Smith, PG, Louisville (traded to New Orleans)
Russ Smith was a standout for four seasons at Louisville but was traded to the Pelicans for Pierre Jackson.
Pierre Jackson returns
The Sixers traded Jackson to the Pelicans along with Jrue Holiday on the night of the 2013 draft. Jackson played last season in Europe and in the D-League, where he set a league record with 58 points in a game.
Second round, 52nd overall: Vasilije Micic, PG, Serbia
Sixers GM Sam Hinkie continued the international trend by taking Vasilije Micic, a 6-foot-6 guard out of Serbia. Micic averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 assists last season in the Adriatic League. Hinkie then traded the 54th pick, fellow Serb Nemanja Dangubic, to the Spurs for picks 58 and 60.
Second round, 58th overall: Jordan McRae, SG, Tennessee
The Sixers acquired two picks from San Antonio for Nemanja Dangubic. McRae was the first. At Tennessee, McRae averaged 18.5 points last season and was the Volunteers' top three-point threat. The second pick the Sixers obtained from the Spurs was Baylor's Cory Jefferson, who was then sold to the Brooklyn Nets.