Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File).

With this new deal in mind, the Sixers will probably take Markelle Fultz, the dynamic guard out of Washington University.

Fultz intends to change all that, and fast.

Lonzo Ball wants to stay home with the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, and it seems surer than ever he will. He arrived at college last summer expecting to hear his name called first overall in the next year's National Basketball Association draft, and on Thursday he will have that vision realized.

Forwards Josh Jackson of Kansas and Jayson Tatum of Duke are two players frequently mentioned as possibilities at the No. 3 spot, and Celtics president Danny Ainge said Boston could get the player there they might have taken at No. 1.

The Suns and Kings, who pick directly after the Celtics, have both told Jackson they would select him if he is still on the board.




The 76ers are expected to make point guard Markelle Fultz the fourth number one pick in club history and the second in a row after taking Australian Ben Simmons previous year. "Even in my conversations with him when we came up to Philly on Saturday, it was very positive and I just felt like - even back then - I felt like it was the best place for him to be".

He said he had been open to working out for the Celtics and said it was possible they might draft him, anyway. The Huskies' 2-16 conference record was its worst ever mark as a member of the Pac-12, and its nine total wins at the end of the season were three fewer than the Washington football team had won. "We talk nearly every day". "I mean, you can get traded in the blink of an eye, without knowing", Fultz said. I'm a big fan of them.

"They went great", he said. The Sixers have set themselves up incredibly well through the draft but they still need talent on the perimeter and with a healthy Ben Simmons and the addition of the best player in the draft puts them well on their way to an elite backcourt. She says Fultz has remained grounded despite the circus atmosphere. "We're going to get ours tomorrow".

The Philadelphia 76ers have been a regular in the NBA Draft Lottery the past five seasons, including this year's draft. Of the 20 players expected to be in the green room, 13 were college one-and-dones.

Then at 9:30 PM (time approx., immediately following "Cubs Postgame Live"), CSN will deliver a complete NBA Draft recap on In the Loop Prime presented by GMC. During his freshman season at UW, Fultz often bristled at comparisons to Simmons, a 6-10 forward who averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists during his one and only college season in 2015-16 at LSU, which finished 19-14 and missed the NCAA tournament.

Not to be outdone by his crosstown counterpart, Phil Jackson made waves Tuesday morning when a report came out that the Zen Master isn't completely closed to the idea of trading the future of the Knicks' franchise in Kristaps Porzingis.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show
Jun 24, 2017 - 00:13
The Wright Patterson Air Force Base said its firefighters responded alongside the airport's fire and rescue team. The opening ceremonies for the Dayton Air Show are slated for Saturday. 'Emergency services are on the scene.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Home sales roar back in May after April showers
Jun 24, 2017 - 00:09
May's sales increase came after April's sales were revised to show a smaller drop than previously reported. Regionally, new home sales increased 13.3 percent in the West and 6.2 percent in the South.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sears closes another 20 stores
Jun 24, 2017 - 00:08
However, Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert and his ESL Investments hedge fund own an approximate 45% stake in the company. Sears is the last department store in Springfield's Eastfield Mall.

North Korea conducts rocket engine test
Jun 24, 2017 - 00:07
Still, experts say Pyongyang could still be years away from have a reliable intercontinental ballistic missile capability. According to the report, the test was conducted on Wednesday near the North's Dongchangri missile test site.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'The Mummy' fails to reinvent a classic franchise
Jun 23, 2017 - 00:43
This reboot of the Universal monster series seeks to update its classic creatures in the action-adventure genre . This time, however, Tom Cruise anchors " The Mummy " with a big budget but a conspicuously hollow script.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla reaches agreement with Shanghai to explore production
Jun 23, 2017 - 00:41
It improved, as 74 investors sold Tesla Inc shares while 105 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. DENHOLM ROBYN M sold 20,000 shares worth $6.24 million. 95,420 shares were bought by Musk Elon , worth $25.00 million.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Army Repulses Pak Border Action Team, 2 Soldiers Killed In Firefight
Jun 23, 2017 - 00:36
In February 2000, seven months after the Kargil War, a Pakistani BAT killed seven Indian soldiers in Nowshera in Rajouri district. Jammu: The Pakistan troops on Thursday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir .

Russian Federation investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself
Jun 23, 2017 - 00:31
In an attempt to inoculate the Trump administration from criticism over Comey, many top officials have heralded Rosenstein. President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome
Jun 23, 2017 - 00:27
Edmonton will play each divisional opponent four times, with the exception of the Calgary Flames, who they will face five times. The New York Islanders have acquired right wing Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Ryan Strome .

Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?
Jun 22, 2017 - 06:08
Which is relatively close considering the district has been led by a Republican for decades, but not as close as South Carolina's. A smug President Trump took to Twitter , obviously, to gloat about a Republican win in Georgia's special election .

Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review
Jun 22, 2017 - 06:07
Nani's 21st minute goal was disallowed by video assistants because a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal . The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday
Jun 22, 2017 - 06:05
It turned out the referee was in a bad position to see the puck and blew his whistle when he lost sight of the puck. Nashville was questioned if they could support a hockey team, and they proved it in a big way.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top For Whole Foods workers, fears of robots, drones and culture clash
Jun 22, 2017 - 06:02
The New York Times says Amazon wants to, or already has created plans to expand its e-commerce business into physical retail. Amazon and Whole Foods Market , Inc. announced Friday morning that Amazon will buy Whole Foods for roughly $13.7 billion.

Wild unveil new jerseys for 2017-18 season
Jun 22, 2017 - 06:02
The home jerseys are forest green with a wheat-colored horizontal stripe and "Iron Range" red accents. They reduce the crest weight by 46 percent, have better breath-ability, and are more durable.

DC Memorial for Slain Va. Teen Nabra Hassanen Set on Fire
Jun 22, 2017 - 06:02
After Torres's initial assault, he took Hassanen in his auto to a second location nearby in Loudoun County, according to police . Others said they did believe the attack was a hate crime, though they can't understand why that would happen so close to home.