NBA draft 2017

Sixers make Markelle Fultz second No. 1 pick in two years

The Process continued Thursday night, as the Sam Hinkie-inspired rebuild of the 76ers — a historic exercise in burning it all down to build it back — reached a milestone adding a second straight No. 1 overall pick. Markelle Fultz joins the Sixers after being taken No. 1 overall,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:40pm

Sixers trying to trade for another first round pick, sources say

There is limited space on an NBA roster. Compared to the other three major American sports, the number of players that suit up each night (13) and who can be on the floor at once (five) is relatively small. So it's no surprise that the Sixers are trying to get rid of some of their second round...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:50pm

Markelle Fultz or Ben Simmons, who'd go No. 1? Experts weigh in

The Philadelphia 76ers are prepared to become just the fourth team since 1980 to select No. 1 in back-to-back seasons, joining a group headlined by Houston (Ralph Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwon), Orlando (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber) and Cleveland (Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett). All three of...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:59pm

Every future Sixers NBA Draft pick

The Sixers traded away a future first rounder in their move with the Celtics to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.  Here's a full list of the picks and restrictions the team has in upcoming drafts by year: 2017 1st round — Brooklyn via Boston (1st overall) 2nd...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:50pm

4 players the Sixers could take in 2017 NBA Draft's second round

The first round of the NBA draft for the Philadelphia Sixers seems to be set in stone. The Sixers made their trade official with the Boston Celtics on Monday to send their 2017 third overall pick and a protected 2018 first round pick in exchange for the first overall pick in the draft. Several...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:01pm

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor calls Sam Hinkie 'a magician' who deserves the credit

The decision by the Philadelphia 76ers to scoop up the No. 1 pick in a trade with the Boston Celtics has ramped up the NBA offseason as the draft quickly approaches this Thursday. There may not be a single man who has been more aggressive in the basketball reporting world than Kevin O’Connor...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:43pm

Terms of Sixers, Celtics trade appear favorable to Philadelphia

Rarely do you get something for nothing in the NBA. A press release and news conference confirmed Monday that the 76ers and Boston Celtics have agreed to a blockbuster deal allowing Philadelphia to move from No. 3 to No. 1 in Thursday’s draft. Moving up two spots assures the Sixers of...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 2:49pm

Sixers' Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz forming homegrown 'superteam'

We are in the age of the superteam. The Celtics (Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett), Heat (LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade), Cavaliers (James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love) and Warriors (Kevin Durant, Steph Curry Klay Thompson, Draymond Green) have redefined the landscape of the NBA and the...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:59pm

5 things to know about presumptive Sixers' pick Markelle Fultz

Projected as the No. 1 pick throughout the draft process, Markelle Fultz was never really linked to the 76ers because of their draft position at No. 3. Yet, within a matter of 24 hours, Fultz was thrusted into the Sixers’ picture and ultimately found himself working out in front of the team...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:17pm

Sources confirm Sixers acquisition of No. 1 overall pick from Celtics

There's no telling exactly what Sam Hinkie had in mind when he made his slow-moving, revolutionary plan to rebuild the mediocre 76ers franchise through a super tank that would last more than for seasons.  But Adrian Wojnarowski's report Saturday night, confirming speculation for over...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 8:48am

NBA Rumors: The latest on Sixers, Celtics pick swap

You know what they say, you either trust the process or you don’t. And right now, the 76ers faithful are fully entrusting of said process as the rumors are becoming more concrete with each passing second. The organization is set to acquire the No.1 pick in next week’s draft with the...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 11:58pm

Malik Monk's skill, personality a 'perfect fit' for Sixers

Malik Monk was the star Thursday on what was a busy day of group workouts in the morning followed by a private session with the Kentucky product in the afternoon. After going through the typical drills and interviews, Monk spoke with the media, where his personality really came through. Asked...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:46pm

Sixers draft targets: Is Dennis Smith the best athlete in the draft?

The Sixers' impending decision on what to do with the No. 3 overall pick has been subject to more and more scrutiny as the NBA draft approaches on June 22. Point guard seems to be the obvious target, and the team is gauranteed to at least get one of Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball or De'Aaron...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:36am

Oregon's Jordan Bell comfortable with Sixers, spends night with Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers held their second set of private group workouts on Wednesday, this one featuring a little more star power than Monday’s did. The biggest name out there was Jordan Bell. The Oregon big man put on an impressive showing during March Madness en route to being named the...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:58pm

Sixers GM says Villanova's Josh Hart is 'going to be a nice NBA player'

Josh Hart’s stellar play at Villanova didn’t go unnoticed on a national level, and it certainly didn’t go under the radar on the local scale. Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo says the Villanova guard is an impressive prospect in the upcoming NBA Draft...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:46pm

Sixers GM says team wants to arrange workout with Lonzo Ball

There were reports that came out suggesting Lonzo Ball, a projected top three pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, had interest in meeting with only two teams: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers general manager, Bryan Colangelo, denied those reports, saying he wasn’t...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Sixers draft targets: Should Philly avoid Duke's Jayson Tatum?

The options for the Sixers at No. 3 overall are vast and varied. There are a multitude of different directions the team could decide to go. They can take a true point guard like De'Aaron Fox, a true shooter like Malik Monk or a flashy forward like Josh Jackson. They could also go for perhaps...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:31pm

Sixers draft targets: De'Aaron Fox knows how to score — just what Philly needs

The Sixers need a guard, and assuming the first two players off the board on June 22's NBA Draft are Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, there's a good chance the team targets one of Kentucky's star scorers with the No. 3 pick in the draft. Last week we detailed the sharp-shooting Malik...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:41pm

Sixers draft targets: Malik Monk is lights-out shooter Philly needs

The Sixers have five real options with the No. 3 pick. They could potentially land Lonzo Ball —if the Lakers pass. They can take forwards Josh Jackson or Jason Tatum or guards Malik Monk or De'Aaron Fox. There isn't much of a chance the Celtics pass on Markelle Fultz with the first...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:03am

For Sixers, No. 3 pick begins and ends with Josh Jackson

For the Sixers, they don’t need to overthink their No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The only pick for the team to make is Kansas Jayhawks freshman phenom Josh Jackson. Jackson is the athletic swingman the Sixers have been without since the departure of Andre Iguodala in the Andrew Bynum...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:38pm