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76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

These will be worn on-court by Lonzo Ball as he begins his National Basketball Association career. 2, 3, and 4 than they do at pick No. 2. If two potent scorers are there for Ntilikina-or any other point guard prospect-to play off of, solid production and value can commence from Day 1.

Since 2003, the 76ers have won only one playoff series and they have only one winning season since 2005. With Julius Erving heading into his final season and owner Harold Katz intent on unloading Moses Malone, you would think that adding the first overall pick would be a great way to stabilize the team's future.

The deal the Celtics struck with the 76ers guarantees them an additional first-round pick, so they have some room to decide exactly what they want out of this year's draft. He averaged four blocks per 40 minutes last season and showed the potential to guard on the perimeter as well.

Most of the selections Thursday night seem to have fan approval. The Warriors selected Purdue center Joe Barry Carroll.




Since the Philadelphia 76ers traded for the first overall pick, we know that they will be selecting Markelle Fultz from Washington.

The NBA Draft takes over Barclays Center tonight (Thursday), the home of the Brooklyn Nets, as Brooklyn and the NBA's other 29 teams once again choose some of the league's future NBA stars from colleges and global leagues.

"I knew right before the draft something insane was going to happen". Considered by most to be the top talent in this year's draft class, he was coveted by the 76ers as a ideal guard to complement their young core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric. For the Celtics, this trade could be another step in the pursuit of a trade for a star player as it gives Danny Ainge an additional asset.


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