NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

Solenn Plantier
Juin 25, 2017

The 2017 NBA Draft took place last night.

The Philadelphia 76ers have put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz. Celtics president Rich Gotham told 98.5 The Sports Hub's Adam Jones that you couldn't have a pre-draft chat with Danny Ainge without him bringing up Tatum.

IL went up against some of the players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. " is helping me get started with my (team name) watch", Fultz posted, not bothering to actually fill in the blanks. "Following behind him is going to be tough but I am looking forward to it".

The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz.

Fultz, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., played his scholastic basketball at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md.

"I figured out I had a chance to make it there (the NBA) probably (in) my 11th grade", he said. I'll really come in here and work as hard as I can. The deal was first reported on Saturday and when it was apparent the trade was going to occur, Fultz quickly worked out for the 76ers.

"That chip that he walks around with on his shoulder is one thing most people don't know", Jones said.

The 7-foot-2, 275-pounder's talent and rare skill set make him worthy of an extension, but he didn't play at all in his first two seasons due to a pair of right foot surgeries.

That's why Fultz's teammate Joel Embiid is fully on board with Fultz's opinion, as outlandish as it may be for a team that has won 75 games in its last four full seasons combined.

The Lakers selected Ball with the second overall pick, staking a big portion of their future on the UCLA playmaker with an attention-grabbing father.

Porter considered by many analysts to be the top overall pick in the draft class, but that really could depend on who has that pick next year.

There were other notable trades earlier in the week before the draft began, including Atlanta sending Dwight Howard to Charlotte and the Lakers clearing cap room by shipping D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn.

The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson, the athletic small forward from Kansas. He averaged 16.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists as a junior.

Colangelo also never hid his desire to stash his foreign draft picks overseas for a couple of seasons.

French point guard Frank Ntilikina (tee-lih-KEE'-nuh) went to the Knicks with the eighth choice before Dallas landed North Carolina State guard Dennis Smith at No. 9. Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk would have been a much better pick, too. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard 13. He shot 41 percent from behind the three-point arc.

The draft has already included a major trade involving the Bulls and Timberwolves.

Another freshman was selected No. 16 when Creighton center Justin Patton was drafted by Minnesota.

At No. 21, Oklahoma City selected Terrance Ferguson, who played in Australia after initialing committing to Arizona out of high school. Brooklyn Nets - Jarrett Allen 23. He landed in a solid situation with the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 35 (after a trade from the Orlando Magic), and should fit in well there, but that's a big-time fall. Portland Trail Blazers - Caleb Swanigan 27.

The Lakers used their third straight number two pick on Ball. As the report picked up steam, his schedule was redirected.

Below are the picks from the second round.

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