NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

Some may say this pick can be controversial as scouts and experts believed that with Lonzo comes his loud, obnoxious, highly opinionated father, LaVar. But no matter what, no one can take from LaVar Ball that he essentially willed his son into becoming the starting point guard of the Lakers, which is a pretty unbelievable thing to do. Embiid quickly chimed in with, “Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him”.After going a combined 75-253 over the past four seasons, the Sixers are exploding with excitement about the future after trading up to acquire the top pick to take Fultz.”It’s been a while”, team president Bryan Colangelo said, pointing toward championship banners hanging in the team’s New Jersey complex. It’s a risky proposition because the team will be relying on 31 games of data but they could also look to buy at a discount inking Embiid to a team friendly deal.Simmons missed his rookie season with a broken right foot. “And I’m just looking forward to going in there and giving it my all and hopefully changing the program around”.Embiid isn’t due to become an unrestricted free agent until 2019.”Joel will come out and [say] something similar”, said Brown, who watched both Simmons and Embiid get a workout in at the facility.Before whispers of the trade surfaced with Boston and Philadelphia, Fultz was scheduled to work out for the Celtics.No worries, for now.”I’m very excited, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players”, Fultz said.Let’s think of the current Celtics roster: We see Isaiah Thomas at the point, Avery Bradley at shooting guard, Al Horford at center, and now Tatum could be set to learn under the forward duo of Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson.”Those young guys need nurturing and they need veteran leadership”.We are just moments away from commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. Duke’s Luke Kennard and Wake Forest’s John Collins came out of relative nowhere by National Basketball Association standards to play their way into the first round. “And trying to identify veterans that have the ability to nurture and help those three, especially, is one of the main priorities”. So even before they made it official last night, it seemed that the Sixers and Markelle Fultz was a match made in heaven.They waited two years for Dario Saric to come from his overseas commitments.Given Embiid’s injury history, however, it’s far from guaranteed that he will stay healthy all year.Of the conference’s historic 10 first-round picks Thursday – breaking the National Basketball Association record of eight set by the ACC in 1995 and SEC in 2012 – all but two came from the Semi-Original Nine.