Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

For now, check out our most recent 2017 NBA Mock Draft, reserve a seat on the couch, and enjoy. He was never going to post you up like other two-guards in the league but he had great ball skills and was able to average close to 5 assists in the years he was healthy. "I think I do everything at least decent", Fultz said. He had some Lebron-type blocks where he chases guys down from behind but to have a guy like this where offensively he's really got no holes in his game, he's a multi-dimensional scorer that once he comes off the pick and roll he can change speed, change direction and an excellent finisher around the basket. "It's gonna be there, you know". That statement alerted the new Lakers front office that it had to speed some things up to make Los Angeles a viable destination and that they did with the shocking D'Angelo Russell trade on Tuesday. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN is reporting that Young is unlikely to receive a new deal from the Lakers this summer.

A recent Washington Post profile detailed the nearly maniacal approach Fultz takes to practice. "And the work ethic we put in, I think I learned a lot through that season". He's got great body balance and by far in this draft, he's the best pick and roll ball handler in the draft.

Just a few days away from the decision, Ball still appears to be a splendid fit with the Lakers, whose up-tempo offense under coach Luke Walton looks tailor-made for Ball's skills.

Teams seem to have one eye on the draft and future stars like Fultz and Lonzo Ball, while the other is firmly focused on jockeying for proven veterans.

Philadelphia received the first overall pick as part of a trade with the Boston Celtics earlier this week.

Widely reviled and also admired, the Sixers' plan to go from worst-to-first by openly stripping the roster bare of talent to lose and gobble draft picks has resulted in Joel Embiid, Simmons and now Fultz.

So, how can you watch the Bulls and everyone else in the Association pick two players to contribute to their futures? By virtue of their record, they had the highest odds of winning the NBA's draft lottery, and did just that.

And Minnesota parted ways with Nikola Pekovic, waiving him in what could be the last act of a career that was derailed by foot and ankle problems over the past three seasons.

In keeping with that theme, he showed off the inside of his grey suit jacket after the Philadelphia 76ers picked him first in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft. It's always a special night, and something I - as well as the team here at The Sixer Sense - have been avidly waiting for since the beginning of the collegiate season.

The Los Angeles Lakers have retained their No. 2 pick and are expected to pick UCLA's Lonzo Ball, a 6-foot-6 point guard who has drawn as much attention for his opinionated father LaVar as for his own play on the court.

Philadelphia had the No. 1 draft spot three previous times, taking Doug Collins in 1973, Allen Iverson in 1996 and Simmons.

Danny Ainge went against what most Celtics fans wanted, Markelle Fultz. With the addition of Simmons and Fultz, their defensive rebounding should also improve, as that has been an issue. The 76ers are expected to take Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick.

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