76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

"People say he was the best two-way player", general manager Ryan McDonough said. You could draft a player that is not planning on coming over from overseas, an global player that you could potentially leave over for a year or two. Essentially Butler was traded to move up nine spots in the draft and two question mark players. You can't really tell with my emotion [over the phone].

"I think he'll teach me a lot and I'll take an even bigger step each year", Monk said. And while the team's offense will still run through Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, Tatum comes into the National Basketball Association polished enough to make an impact on offense immediately. "I refuse to fail, period". The team consists of last year's top pick Ben Simmons, along with the No.

In all, the first seven and 12 of the first 14 picks were freshmen.

"That's not to say that there aren't players that have emerged as really very good National Basketball Association players, but nowhere near comparable to what we are talking about in term of this particular draft class".

"If he can shoot the ball at an above-average level", McDonough said, "he can be a star".

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.

Jackson plays with an attitude to his game, something Phoenix coach Earl Watson loves in his players. "We are a team on the rise in so many different ways". The Lakers still seem undermanned for the upcoming season, but they're reportedly setting up to make a huge free-agent splash after the 2018 season, potentially luring all-world forward LeBron James and/or perennial all-star Paul George out west.

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The Warriors explored all of those options again in Game 5 when they put the finishing touches on the Cavaliers . He was the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 30 or more points in five-straight finals games.

With Nic Batum under a max contract already, Charlotte was in need of another player capable of making a leap to stardom. Or at least another team that can compete with the Golden State Warriors? "We're trying to see if we can do something similar".

This year was no exception with a ton of talent available near the top of the draft and plenty of teams eager to wheel and deal. Fultz is the best fit for the Sixers among all players in the draft.

"By adding a player of Markelle's caliber to our promising roster, we believe we're incredibly well positioned for the future", team owner Josh Harris said. "I'm a pretty good shot blocker for a point guard, so I think helping them with that, everything will pretty much help with that".

"Fultz is a grinder", Colangelo said.

"That chip that he walks around with on his shoulder is one thing most people don't know", Jones said. However, if you're more of a fringe prospect who isn't projected to get snagged with a lottery pick, or who could fall to the second round, then you stand to make (or lose) a veritable ton of dough on Thursday night.

The league at one point wanted to raise the age from 19 to 20, and the players' union wanted to lower the age limit to 18, creating an environment where high school seniors are eligible for the draft.

The former Washington point guard averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games.