76ers take Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick in 2017 National Basketball Association draft

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There's the rumored Jimmy Butler to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade.

The 1.93m guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons a year ago. Wentz was one of the first Eagles players to welcome Fultz to Philly.

Fultz said it's the pictures of the things that mean the most to him. Tough to say if the team has one player that they are keen on taking, but they could be moving up some spots to snag a fringe first-round pick they believe can mesh well with the rest of the roster.

Thibodeau has enough young players in Minnesota and wanted a veteran like he had during his successful run coaching the Bulls.

There have been rumors of the Celtics speaking with the Knicks about a potential deal for Kristaps Porzingis and this could be part of their plan to send a bunch of picks and perhaps a player to NY for their star.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Fultz ranked sixth nationally in scoring at 23.2 points per game while shooting 48 percent overall and 41 percent from 3-point range. He walked across the stage Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing red sneakers made of basketballs.

He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons, another top draft pick who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 National Basketball Association rookie of the year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.

"I think I do everything at least decent", Fultz said. Los Angeles Lakers - Lonzo Ball 3.

LaVar Ball then declared Lonzo would take the Lakers to the playoffs as a rookie. "It just shows you how this business is and like I said, I just go with the flow".

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At Number Three, Jayson Tatum, a player described as "offensively gifted" has been grabbed by the Boston Celtics.

Fox ended up in the same state as Ball, who he outplayed when Kentucky ousted UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. His drive and humility comes from once being cut from the varsity of his high school team.

"And I know our teams aren't happy either in part because they don't necessarily think that the players are coming into the league are getting the kind of training that they would expect to see among top draft picks in the league".

Despite Washington's 9-22 record last season, Fultz stood out as one of the best players in the country.

Last week, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover wrote a column headlined, "Risk and price too high for Markelle Fultz," in which he argued the 76ers shouldn't have traded for the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft because Washington point guard Markelle Fultz is no good.

The NBA's golden era of quality point guards is guaranteed to continue for a while longer after this draft. Washington's Markelle Fultz poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

De' Aaron Fox answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Sacramento Kings as the fifth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. In respect to projected lottery picks, the Sixers brought in Markelle Fultz, De'Aaron Fox, and Malik Monk for private auditions in Camden, and travelled across the country to meet with other prospects as well.

Lonzo Ball's outspoken father said for months that his son would go to the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick, and that's exactly what happened.

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