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Winners Of The 2017 NBA Draft

Fultz, a star guard out of the University of Washington, had always been pegged as the top pick, so as soon as the Sixers traded up for the Celtics’ No. 1 selection, the city and team name should have been clear.In an article for The Players’ Tribune Friday morning, titled “What’s Up, Philly”, Fultz touches on a range of topics, including his frequent communication with Joel Embiid (the “mayor”), being “pissed” about getting cut from his high school varsity team as a sophomore and, of course, The Process.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.The Raptors selected OG Anunoby with the No. 23 overall pick of the draft.While there were other directions available to the Sixers to add a scorer, they believed Fultz to be worth the No. 3 overall pick and a later first-round choice.Teams are assigned picks largely based on their win record in the previous season.More than two dozen picks into Thursday night’s National Basketball Association draft and not one senior has been selected.The 76ers acquired the top pick in a trade with the Boston Celtics a week ago allowing them to move up and select the 19-year-old American. Is he going to be able to chase good shooters around screens?National Basketball Association teams from across the league have picked the best young players from around the world in the 2017 draft.While that was being completed, the draft got off to a familiar start with the same top-four picks as a year ago: Philadelphia, the Lakers, Boston and Phoenix.Philadelphia took Markelle Fultz and the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball, both point guards, before the Celtics were on the clock. A Wolves fan sitting one row in front of me was decked out in Wolves gear from head to toe - his wolf winter hat with “long paws” (it looked something like this) said enough about his flamboyant character, though it was his reaction to the trade that stood out the most. Boston Celtics – Jayson Tatum 4.The other amusing story to come out of Fultz’s day in the spotlight is that he’s moving to Philly, home of the cheesesteak, and is most excited about their generic, fast food chicken sandwiches. The 76ers are expected to take Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick. They took a guy who is boom or bust. Vice president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and the rest of the brass felt that Fultz was the ideal fit and made the move to get him. Milwaukee Bucks – D.J. Wilson 18. Second-round picks Jonah Bolden and power forward Mathias Lessort out of France also won’t join the team next season.