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The Philadelphia 76ers selected Fultz with the top pick Thursday night at Barclays Center, doing so less than a week after acquiring the pick from the Boston Celtics.

NEW YORK-The Minnesota Timberwolves swung a deal with the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler on Thursday, reuniting the former first round National Basketball Association draft pick with his former coach Tom Thibodeau. It was the first time in possibly millennial history that a team finished with the worst record in the National Basketball Association, and did not pick in the lottery.

Markelle Fultz became the first UW player to be selected first in the NBA Draft. Fultz is an dynamic scorer who averaged 23.2 PPG for the Huskies.

Fultz, who played just 25 games in college, said it was always his dream to be the top pick and wasn't bothered that Boston traded the chance to take him.

This came up because Brown long ago said he meant to use Ben Simmons, a 6-10 forward with an unselfish bent, at the point this season - an interesting experiment, not only because Simmons missed his entire rookie year with a broken foot but also because other responsibilities would have to be divvied up differently than they are on most teams.

Ironically, Fultz heading to the 76ers was completely expected, as was No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball who was taken by the L.A. Lakers. That probably will change by the trade deadline - and maybe even during free agency - but George's discontentment isn't helping him get what he wants so far. No other USA university player averaged 14 points with six rebounds and six assists a game as well. They shipped their star guard Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for two young players and the seventh choice. The Timberwolves struggled last season, but have a very promising young core in Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

It's nice that Tatum took the jeers in such good stride.

The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson from Kansas University. There's just no room for Bell to fit in with the team. He had some seriously impressive performances for the Wildcats, one included an 39 point game against Ball's UCLA Bruins.

Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. Florida State's own Jonathan Isaac was drafted with the 6th pick. Last year's record of 14 freshmen fell when Brooklyn grabbed Jarrett Allen from Texas at No. 22, and there were 16 total among the 30 first-round picks - and just two seniors. With a quick first step and a solid outside shooter, Isaac could be transformed into a poor man's Kevin Durant depending how Orlando is attempt to utilize his talents.

On that night, the Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals, 7-0, in a game that included a late melee in which Brayden Schenn, involved in this trade, received a game misconduct and goalie Ray Emery traded barbs with Braden Holtby.

The Bulls wound up with Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen in the deal.

  • Salvatore Jensen