76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft

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Fultz is the all-but-certain first pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and wore shoes made of - what else? - basketballs to Barclays Center for the festivities. Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross went in the first round of the 2012 Draft, later joined by 2014 first round pick CJ Wilcox. The seventh pick became Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen. After getting a text from his trainer saying they were going to Philly instead of Boston, Fultz asked his most important question: "Do they have Chick-fil-a there?"

The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off the biggest surprise, and traded for Jimmy Butler. Sacramento Kings - Justin Jackson 16. Their center DeAndre Jordan is a potential trade for the team.

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have a pick in the two-round draft. By night's end, they ended up with Jordan Bell from the University of Oregon. As the report picked up steam, his schedule was redirected. Despite winning the championship this past season, the Warriors were not flawless. "He's the best player coming out of the draft, hands down, period!" said Gary King of North Philadelphia.

Here is how the IL basketball team fared against the NBA Draft first round players last season.

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It's a complex system of picking and trading.

The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson, the athletic small forward from Kansas.

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Embiid, who missed his first two seasons with foot injuries, was placed on minutes restrictions in 2016-17 and was banned from playing both games of back-to-back contests.

Coach Brett Brown had said all year that Simmons would open next season as the point guard. Props to GM Vlade Divac and Kings' owner Vivek Ranadivé for a relatively flawless draft.

IL played a lot of games against some of the best talent in the country. LaVine, when healthy, is a phenomenal talent who can shoot the ball from deep and finish strong around the rim. So Minnesota chose to drafted Lauri Markkanen from the Arizona Wildcats and send him with Kris Dunn for superstar Jimmy Butler.

The league knows the NCAA and most college coaches would like to see the rule changed, and many within the National Basketball Association believe the age-limit rule has created a bevy of unprepared rookies. "He's going to be a terrific player". I am not claiming that Markannen will be a bust.

I was just waking up. Wiggins and Bennett did play one year together with the Timberwolves.

The New York Knicks with the No. 8 pick overall took Frank Ntilikina breaking the run of freshmen drafted.

As usual on Draft night, some of the evening's biggest splashes weren't picks but trades. Portland Trail Blazers - Zach Collins 11.

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