Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid posted a photo on his Twitter account, capturing the attention of those who have a pulse on the 2017 NBA draft.
The Sixers are in a very public pursuit of the No. 1 pick, currently owned by the Celtics. If Philadelphia is able to trade the pick, they are expected to select top NBA prospect Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington.
Fultz has a workout with the Sixers Saturday evening at 6 PM. Embiid is onboard for the welcome committee. He posed with his nameplate in what appears to be a Philadelphia locker room.
He captioned the photo with “Trust The Process”, which is the catchphrase coined by former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie. While Hinkie is no longer with the team, his “process” may help land them the No. 1 overall pick for the second year in a row.
If the Sixers can pull off the trade, they’d have a strong core with Embiid, Fultz and Ben Simmons.