Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

"If that's what the training and medical staff tells us, then that's going to be the case", Sixers' GM Bryan Colangelo said after the Sixers wrapped up the 2017 National Basketball Association draft last weekend. Forbes reported that Fultz will earn a maximum of $33.7 million on his rookie deal, including more than $15.3 million guaranteed in its first two years.

Briton OG Anunoby was taken 23rd overall by the Toronto Raptors, becoming the highest drafted English player, and Anžejs Pasečņiks of Latvia was selected 25th overall by the Orlando Magic. He and McNeely are the only two No. 1 picks to never play an National Basketball Association game.

After sitting out the 2016-17 season with a Jones' fracture in his right foot, Simmons, last year's No. 1 overall pick, is ready to hit the court this season.

"It's an honor to be compared to James Harden", Fultz said.

With a fresh start in Brooklyn, Russell will have a chance to prove he can be a leader and a starting point guard in this league.

Magic and LaVar appear to believe in Lonzo with equal fervor, if such a thing is possible. Jackson furnished 16.3 points and 7.4 boards a game for the Jayhawks as a freshman last season. That's what we saw watching so much tape of him.

The first player taken who had spent a sophomore year in college was 12th pick Luke Kennard of Duke, taken by Detroit.

Since 2003, the 76ers have won only one playoff series, and they have only one winning season since 2005.

Good on Tatum for taking all of it in stride.

The Lakers also selected Villanova guard Josh Hart with their 30th pick and IN center Thomas Bryant with their 42nd selection. It's ironic that the Wade left the Miami Heat, who will nearly certainly be better than the Bulls now next season, but if he ends up on another playoff team with those $24 million then he's a victor in multiple ways. The Sacramento Kings selected De'Aaron Fox to round out the top five. He had some seriously impressive performances for the Wildcats, one included an 39 point game against Ball's UCLA Bruins.

It's one of the biggest moments in the year for basketball and its fans.

The Orlando Magic made a decision to stay home and drafted an Seminole. It's the fourth time the Sixers have had the top pick in the draft. Fultz averaged 23.3 points a game, 5.7 rebounds a game and 5.9 assists a game in his lone college season.

The Sixers traded a protected first-round 2020 pick for Pasecniks, according to Keith Pompey at The Bulls are sending three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick. But what the Timberwolves gave up is an outstanding rebounder and an physical center who loves to battle in the post. And then Chicago took Lauri Markkanen, who has potential but will need to prove he is a high-level, long-term performer.

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