Morning Sixers – Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Updated: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 06:43 AM

“Hey Derek, if you could only have one going forward would you choose TLC or Justin Anderson? Also from a league wide prospective whom do you think has higher upside/more current value? Is their room to develop two somewhat similar prospects on the same roster?”

— Chris

They certainly are similar in the sense that they are both energy wings, defensive minded in nature with questionable jump shots and limited ball handling that you hope develop into three-and-d wings.

Here are the distinctions I’d make:

– Despite both being roughly the same size, Anderson, with a 6’11” wingspan and built like a tank, is much more built to be a 3-4 than Luwawu.

– Luwawu is quicker laterally than Anderson, and is more built to be a “stopper” defensively, whereas Anderson is more of a disruptor, forcing turnovers and rotating from the weakside, but without the elite level quickness to become a great 1-on-1 perimeter defender.

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Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner is a credentialed reporter covering the Philadelphia 76ers independently for He is also a college basketball scout for, and an NBA contributor for The Ringer. Contact Information: / @DerekBodnerNBA

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