76ers appear poised to take Fultz at No. 1

Duke's Jayson Tatum, right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the No. 3 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Washington had the worst winning percentage for a team with that year's No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick since the common draft era began in 1966.

Embiid, who showed flashes of becoming the top big man in a guard's game, must stay healthy for a full season as a start for the Sixers to win anything more than 30 games.

God bless the NBA Draft.

Markelle Fultz joined Martin in the sub-10-win group and broke shattered the win percentage record when the Philadelphia 76ers selected him No. 1 in the 2017 NBA Draft.

"Once I heard my name called, it was like God calling me", Fultz told ESPN shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the pick. He also was the best fit in the draft for Philly by a long shot. The school's previous highest-picked player was the late Bob Houbregs, taken No. 3 overall by Milwaukee in 1953. They then completed a trade with the Boston Celtics and are expected to take the Washington guard to begin the action Thursday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers took UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick. Well, here's all the information you'll need to watch the 2017 NBA Draft, including the date, start time of the draft and how you can also stream it.

A tough, 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, SMU will be all his, and he's got to prove he can take over games as a scoring point guard. Josh Jackson of Kansas went to Phoenix as No. 4 and De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky went to Sacramento as the No. 5 pick.

Embiid fired the first salvo between the new-look 76ers and Lakers on Thursday night telling him teammate Simmons through social media to dunk on Ball.

Fultz is widely considered the best talent in this draft, and rightly so.

Bryan Colangelo, the 76ers president of basketball operations, played coy about the pick even after swapping the first and third picks with Boston and giving up a future number one pick to get the first choice of unclaimed talent.

Ball, expected to be selected No. 2 to the Los Angeles Lakers, wore an all-black suit — as did his father, LaVar, who sat with his family at a table near the stage. I think Fultz is probably the best prospect, but then again you're asking someone who had Simmons behind Brandon Ingram previous year.

  • Julie Sanders