Kevin Durant Fires Shots at the 76ers Over 'FEDS' Nickname


He joins a young squad featuring forward Ben Simmons, another top draft pick; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.

When it comes to being drafted by a professional sports team, more goes into a player's preference of where they want to play than actual on-the-court things.

Tatum will debut the same day as Fultz against No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers in a 5:30 p.m. game at the T&M that will be televised on ESPN. That young core of talent is expected to provide a base to rebuild the 76ers, who were 28-54 last season.

Sixers owner Josh Harris spoke to the Courier Times, and basically put it bluntly to what the actual importance of retaining Joel Embiid would actually be.

Every team wants to draft the next great player, turning every single selection into a positive contributor who outperforms his draft slot.

"When you look at the makeup of our team", Colangelo said. "And holding a locker room, growing those guys, helping them navigate National Basketball Association life and National Basketball Association games is a very powerful message when it comes from a player".

The Flyers traded with the St. Louis Blues to select the 18-year-old Frost with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 National Hockey League draft on Friday night and immediately, this Tweet surfaced - which has now been deleted. "And trying to identify veterans that have the ability to nurture and help those three, especially, is one of the main priorities".

"I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said. The two of them together can make players on the floor better. The run of freshmen bettered the 2014 record of four straight first-year players to start the draft, finally ending when the New York Knicks took French guard Frank Ntilikina at No. 8.

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