NBA Draft 2017 Analysis: Top ten

ESPN’s digital coverage of the 2017 NBA Draft set several streaming records on Thursday.Along with Fultz, the Sixers also drafted four other players in the draft, three of which came in the second round.The 2017 National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors entered the draft with no picks.As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 – giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency.On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available.The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday.Markelle Fultz was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night in front of millions of people, but he didn’t seem to know where he was headed.The 76ers drafted Fultz with the number one pick in Thursday’s National Basketball Association draft, joining last year’s top selection Ben Simmons in Philadelphia.Moments after LaVar Ball went on TV and declared of his son, “From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker”, Simmons simply tweeted, “Crazy pills”. In other leagues it’s easy to imagine a commissioner having much less fun with this scenario playing out, but after a long night of announcements this was a good bit of levity to close the show. “It’s going to allow me to play with those guys and just learn”. But don’t get it twisted ladies and gents, Ball can Ball hard on the court. The Celtics, who traded the top pick to the Sixers and moved down to No. 3, went with the Duke guard, whose scoring ability fits what Boston needs.Fultz was a bit of a late bloomer, failing to make his high school’s varsity team his freshman and sophomore years.Sacramento shocked the National Basketball Association world when they proceeded to conduct one of the most common sense drafts they have had in years, perhaps even a decade.In Sacramento he’ll be able to play spot minutes at both shooting guard and small forward, and a lineup featuring Jackson at the three and Buddy Hield at the two could be a good complement to fellow rookie De’Aaron Fox.The Wolves drafted Arizona’s sharpshooting forward Markkanen for the Bulls, while Chicago took Creighton forward Justin Patton at number 16 for Minnesota, who have gone 13 seasons in a row without reaching the playoffs. “An All-ACC Freshman First Team selectee, the Magic may landed a gem in this pick as Isaac possess a freakish 9’0.5″ standing wing span.It’s the fourth time the Sixers have had the top pick in the draft. As a senior, Fultz averaged 19.1 points and 8.8 rebounds while leading DeMatha to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship game.