The Los Angeles Lakers landed the second pick for a second consecutive year, while the Brooklyn Nets earned the third selection, via the Brooklyn Nets.
Luckily, the Lakers will keep their pick and more importantly be in the running for either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram, the draft's two best prospects by far. With the addition of the No. 1 pick, Philadelphia are in prime position to return to winning ways. We're sure the Los Angeles Lakers will gladly take whichever one is left after Philadelphia decides.
The 76ers, despite suggesting they don't anticipate trading the No. 1 pick that already had club officials dancing the night away in NY, actually may be the team more likely to get a draft deal done. This isn't a bad thing, but they do need some guards to actually bring some sense of balance to the team.
It's no secret that the Lakers have struggled these past few seasons, though those losing years have allowed them to form a young core that includes promising players such as D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle.
The result gives the 76ers the number one selection in June as they look to improve on last season's miserable 10-72 record.
With the NBA Draft Combine taking place in the days leading up to the lottery, we now have exact measurements of both size and athleticism of numerous players eligible for the draft.
If the 76ers did choose the young Aussie, he would join an emerging squad that contains three of the NBA's brightest young stars - Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Jahlil Okafor.
"There will be a lot of debate in the Sixers' front office on whether to take Simmons or Brandon Ingram".
Boston can add another good piece to a team that won 48 games this season, and might not be done getting lottery picks from the Nets.
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