Published: Sat, June 24, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats


Last night, the Sixers added another piece to their puzzle when they selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first-overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.

The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Aside from talking about the drama surrounding his father, Ball is an incredible basketball player who led the most offensively efficient team in the NCAA last season. They, then, proposed a trade with the Chicago Bulls that would send Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, and Lauri Markkanen to Chicago for #Jimmy Butler.

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games.

Markelle Fultz, taken first overall by the Sixers last night, has a column today in The Players' Tribune.

"Everybody knows A.I.is known for the crossover and they love him here and a chance to come here and he [too] was the No. 1 pick is kind of insane", Fultz said.

Moments after LaVar Ball went on TV and declared of his son, "From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker", Simmons simply tweeted, "Crazy pills".

As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency.

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"That's definitely something I want to do", he said.

No. 4 pick Josh Jackson and the Phoenix Suns will open against No. 5 pick De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the T&M.

Silver has talked about changing the NBA's age limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just fine with the current system. Collins, drafted No. 10 overall by the Sacramento Kings and immediately traded to Portland, is a versatile 7-footer who can make 3-pointers and protect the rim. Second-round picks Jonah Bolden and power forward Mathias Lessort out of France also won't join the team next season.

The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the National Basketball Association draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick. Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk would have been a much better pick, too.

The plan is to use Simmons as the primary ball handler and the Sixers wanted a player who could play off the ball on offense and take on the opposing point guard on defense.

Just like in 2016, the first four picks went in the exact same order. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks. Keith never got back to me about that important question. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey".

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