Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades


His PER of 8.13 was laughable from a guy touted as the most NBA-ready player in the 2016 NBA Draft. Fultz found out about the workout Friday morning, days before the Sixers and Boston Celtics finalized a trade for the No. 1 pick.

"At the combine, Anigbogu measured in at 6'8.5" barefoot, with an absurd wingspan of 7'6.25" and a standing reach of 9'2.5" while weighing in at 252.2 pounds. An shifty, crafty guard who got the explosiveness and athletic ability to finish strong at the rim, Dennis will have an solid rookie campaign for an struggle Dallas squad looking for an upstart player like Dennis to find an identity.

■ Robert Covington, who shoots as well as he defends. Markelle said he "got some sleep". "He's a tremendous young man". Before we profile the four draft picks, let's take a close look at the deals that went down and their future ramifications for the organization. The team believes his play is just what "The Process" needs. The Draft also drew 1,153,500 unique viewers, up 107 percent from past year. "That's one thing I always wanted to do, come in and give it my all". But it's hard not to look at the way this night played out for them in any way other than a win.

Neither side anticipated the deal would become so lopsided in favor of the Celtics, but the Nets posted the league's worst record last season, setting in motion the chain of events leading Fultz to become a 76er. But Job One for Brown is figuring out how best to use his ballcarriers. Expect to see a lot of Ntilikina out there to run the show if Rose's injury prone ways continues to keep him sidelined.

There were murmurs ahead of the draft that the Lakers weren't as enamoured with Ball as everyone assumed, but when push came to shove, the Lakers gleefully scooped up a point guard prospect who has the potential to be a special player.

That a new position has been invented was itself a story: Ball carrier.

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The fact that Paul George wasn't traded is also a win for the Lakers, as it further enhances the chance of George joining the Lakers sometime between now and next July, when he will be a free agent. Once, carrying the ball was cause to be whistled for a turnover, but, well, that's the direction of the pro game.

The Sixers needed a backcourt player who can do what Simmons never has shown he can do: Shoot.

After trade rumblings stirred the National Basketball Association (NBA) landscape all week, Thursday's draft brought one that shook the league. But to do that, he must have a Hall of Fame career. He says Joel Embiid has texted him 75 times since he visited Philly.

For that, the Sixers made the right play. They did not need another center. People have definitely caught Sixers fever! And Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor were not immediately available for comment.

Fultz goes on to talk about not knowing where he would play. "Sometimes I'll be on the ball, sometimes I'll be off". "This will be the next Doctor J. We need someone like that in Philadelphia", said John Petracci of West Deptford, NJ.