Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second


Philadelphia 76ers - General Manager Bryan Colangelo didn't mess around, sending the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft and the rights to either next year's Lakers pick or the 2019 Sacramento Kings pick to the Boston Celtics for the right to move up two spots to the top overall selection.

An extension of Embiid would give the Sixers a young core including Saric, Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz - whom they selected with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft - and Jahlil Okafor.

"It something the 6'4" Fultz, touted for his skills that fit well in today's National Basketball Association, sees having a lot of promise. "I've been through a lot growing up, so I'm looking forward to coming to the city and giving my all", Fultz said.

"It's truly a blessing". I think players around the National Basketball Association feel that as well and are going to be attracted to that energy here.

He averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies.

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to be among the league's worst teams, finishing 27th overall last season with a 28-54 record.

"I mean, it's extremely gratifying for me to be in that top five, and we already knew that this was going to be a pretty tough draft and it was pretty loaded at the point guard position, and for me to be up there is just a blessing", Fox said. But considering the Heat started off 19 games below.500 and just missed out on the eighth seed at 41-41, it wasn't out of the question for the Sixers at that time.

Ike Anigbogu - The freshman from UCLA was supposed to be a first-round pick like Ball and T.J. Leaf, his classmates at UCLA.

At 6-foot-6, Ball plays a style that harkens back to the "Showtime" days of the Lakers, dishing off no-look passes, launching threes and finishing at the hoop with rim-jarring slam dunks.

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"I'm confident of my game and what I can do". "Sometimes I'll be on the ball, sometimes I'll be off". "He's been a real leader and tried to guide me in the right way".

"I was just waking up", Fultz wrote of when he learned from his trainer, Keith, that he was going to work out for the 76ers.

"We got the goal to turn this program around", Fultz said.

Reports have it that Mr. George is getting ready to move out of IN and join another team, foremost of which are the Lakers. The Bulls acquired point guard Kris Dunn despite already having Rajon Rondo and Cameron Payne under contract. "The way the whole team, playing with guys that have great talent and are young. time will tell". They waited two years for Embiid to recover from injuries.

"I'm going into the team open-minded, learning and working hard".

If the Sixers wait and see, the only way that they'd likely be able to secure Embiid's talent for the long haul is by signing him to a max extension.

Meanwhile, the NBA officially drops the curtain on an eventful 2016-2017 NBA season today with the first-ever "NBA Awards Show".

The NBA draft is a wrap and free agency is less than a week away.