Chicago Bulls biggest loser in National Basketball Association draft

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      Kansas forward Josh Jackson and Duke forward Jayson Tatum are two top contenders for the Celtics’ first pick in the 2017 draft

Credit AP Kansas forward Josh Jackson and Duke forward Jayson Tatum are two top contenders for the Celtics’ first pick in the 2017 draft

I just get lettuce and a little bit of onions.

Briton OG Anunoby was taken 23rd overall by the Toronto Raptors, becoming the highest drafted English player, and Anžejs Pasečņiks of Latvia was selected 25th overall by the Orlando Magic. Early last season, Joel Embiid endeavored to flip the idea around the locker room, though with no resulting wave of public, press or front office support.

After trading up to the No. 1 overall pick, the Sixers put themselves in a great position to add a franchise pillar to their young core. The deal was first reported on Saturday and when it was apparent the trade was going to occur, Fultz quickly worked out for the 76ers. He's the first 17-year-old to take a rotation spot since current National Basketball Association player Ricky Rubio, and it's said that Doncic's production has far exceeded that of Rubio's. And I know it's not going to be easy.

Since he is heading into his fourth pro season, the Sixers can extend Embiid's rookie contract from July 1 until the day before the season opener in mid- to late October.

In a piece on The Players' Tribune, Fultz introduced himself to the city of Philadelphia and described what he experienced over the past few months.

The team is reportedly looking at an extension for their young star, as they hope to build up their roster with him, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz for years to come.

Ironically, Fultz heading to the 76ers was completely expected, as was No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball who was taken by the L.A. Lakers. To think that you're going to go into a season with a 19 year old (Fultz), a 20 year old (Simmons) and Joel Embiid, as much as we love him and see how special he is, the reality is those three players have played a cumulative 31 National Basketball Association games.

The first seven picks were one-and-dones and a record 16 of them heard their names called in the first round.

The Lakers used their third straight number two pick on Ball.

However, the Dallas Mavericks started the freshmen trend over again with the No. 9 pick selecting freshmen Dennis Smith voted the freshmen of the year in the ACC.

The worst team has the best odds of getting the first pick.

The Kings' first pick at No. 5 was guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky and they selected Zach Collins of Gonzaga at No. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins.

This week - the trade Monday and the picks Thursday - was part of that next step too.

Blakeney-a sophomore guard from Florida State-proved that he can shoot the basketball and be a pure scorer (17.2 points per game) when given the opportunity, but what about the defensive end of the floor?

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