76ers take Md. native Markelle Fultz with 1st pick in NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz sure looks excited.

It came in an Instagram post sponsored by a watch company.

Ah, it's a process.

The Sixers move from No. 3 to No. 1 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft might not be the only move they make.

Dennis Smith -This would be an ideal selection for the New York Knicks as they need a player to come in and really do work with the ball in his hands. Boston may already have a sense of what players they can sign in free agency, so that will also impact Danny Ainge's actions today.

"What's up, Philly? You good?" "I know the organization does". Derrick White, who went to the Spurs, and Josh Hart, who went to the Lakers, had to wait until the last two picks of round number one to hear their names called. Off the court, he is exceedingly loyal to those that believe in him.

"He brings to the table a great athleticism", Philadelphia general manager Bryan Colangelo said Thursday night. The 76ers, selecting first for the second straight year, should take Fultz before Magic Johnson takes Ball with the Lakers again in the No. 2 spot, which is exactly what the UCLA guard and his father, LaVar, want. Embiid has 31 games on his National Basketball Association resume.

Simmons missed his rookie season with a broken right foot. "I've trusted all the way", said Michalovic, a junior swimmer at Seton Hall. "We anticipate being very active to try to improve our roster".

Coach Brett Brown had said all year that Simmons would open next season as the point guard. After a trade was completed earlier this week, the Philadelphia 76ers now hold the #1 overall pick.

No worries, for now.

The NCAA has never really liked it, and earlier this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the system as it's now constructed — where players can enter the draft after a year of college — is "not working for anyone". "I mean, you can get traded in the blink of an eye, without knowing", Fultz said. As Self sees it, Fox and Mason have the mettle to make Sacramento a tougher team.

When it happened, Embiid tweeted that he's going to use a nickname that Sixers fans are talking about for next year's lineup of Markelle Fultz, him, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons: the F.E.D.S.

Veterans win in the National Basketball Association and the Sixers are sorely lacking in that department.

NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks — including the No. 1 choice the last two years. They like experienced, proven players. "And trying to identify veterans that have the ability to nurture and help those three, especially, is one of the main priorities".

In other words, Sixers fans, be patient.

The first player taken who had spent two years in college was Duke's Luke Kennard, who went 12th to the Detroit Pistons. 36, 39, 46 and 50; and three first-round and six second-round picks in the next two drafts.

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.

Jackson joins a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb back toward relevance. They added that, finally, when they drafted Fultz.

  • Carolyn Briggs