Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

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They acquired the pick from the Celtics on Monday and gave Boston the No. 3 choice.

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. A big three of Butler, Towns, and Wiggins should be really fun to watch and I'll be looking forward to watching this group play. The Sixers went 28-54 last season. Aggressive scorer who could have entered the 2017 draft, but waiting a year may vault him into the lottery.

As expected, the Lakers drafted UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft and our writers had plenty to say about it, but that wasn't all that happened. "I think I do everything at least decent", Fultz said. He walked out a future millionaire and a member of a team that has been asking fans to "trust the process" — a reference to Philly's long rebuilding project.

The rebuilding Lakers also made three other selections, while a Clippers team that started the day with no draft picks bought the rights to one player and is expecting to acquire the rights to another. Twenty years ago, when centers dominated the National Basketball Association, he's probably the #1 pick.

In the 2014 draft, the first four picks were freshmen, and in 2008, four of the first five were one-and-dones.

The Phoenix Suns will select fourth, followed in order by the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento again.

The Celtics used the third pick to take Duke forward Jayson Tatum, who averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in his only season of college ball.

A few of the things that have become synonymous with the NBA Draft in recent years: drinking games, Jay Bilas using the term "wingspan", and prospects showing up to the event dressed to the nines.

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.

"For real. A bunch of sandwiches", Fultz wrote.

Kansas' Josh Jackson wore a rather stunty Rolex.

The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday.

Whenever you can get a multiple time all-star onto your roster, you usually have to do it. Minnesota didn't live up to expectations a year ago, but with Butler on the roster, they should be a lock now to break into the playoffs next season.