It’s time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

The Celtics then took Duke’s Jayson Tatum at No. 3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at Barclays Center wearing green. The No. 3 prospect is California Supreme High School’s DeAndre Ayton, while Proschalars High School senior Mohamed Bamba, a power forward, is listed No. 4 by Draft Express. He found one in Butler, who the Wolves acquired along with the 16th overall pick for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick, which ended up being – what else? – another freshman, Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen.As far as speculation about who will have the top pick, those lucky Boston Celtics have another shot to have that distinction based on trades they’ve made. It is still too early to tell who will be successful in the National Basketball Association at this point but all of the players selected are supposed to be good. The Mavericks selected former No. 1 overall high school recruit Dennis Smith Jr. with the No. 9 pick, and he’ll get to run his team against Jackson.He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons, another top draft pick who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 National Basketball Association rookie of the year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.No. 4 pick Josh Jackson and the Phoenix Suns will open against No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the T&M. Monk, who averaged 19.8 points in his only season at Kentucky, went at No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets.Bam Adebayo became the third Kentucky player picked when the forward went to the Miami Heat at No. 14. Another sophomore followed Kennard when Donovan Mitchell was selected out of Louisville by Denver at No. 13, but was then dealt to Utah in a trade that sent Trey Lyles to Denver.Another freshman was selected No. 16 when Creighton center Justin Patton was drafted by Minnesota.According to The Heavy in their recent National Basketball Association mock draft report, the two prospects that are leading the way early for next year’s draft class are Michael Porter Jr. and Luka Doncic. Brooklyn picked Jarrett Allen out of Texas at No. 22, Toronto picked IN forward OG Anunoby with the 23rd pick and Utah picked Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon at No. 24 though he was traded to Denver.Below are the picks from the second round.