Amazing to me how "the Sixers should get the 3rd pick because they need perimeter players" has turned into "man, getting the 3rd pick sucks"
"Should draft Russell because the Sixers need perimeter players!" "The plan is failing because they'll take Russell at 3 and didn't move up"
Lakers now owe their 2016 1st to the Sixers (top-3 protected) and 2018 1st to the Magic (top-5 protected) - 2017 no longer going to Orlando
Sixers have to wait a year for firsts from Lakers, Heat, but still have No. 3 pick and five second-rounders. Boston 4 1st 4 seconds in 2016
And oh by the way, the Sixers have 4 1st-round picks in 2016..Skal Labissiere, Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons, Henry Ellenson, etc.
FYI: Minnesota won the the third pick as well. That meant they had to draw again. The Sixers combo came up next.
Elisburg, on Heat not losing pick to 76ers,"From our end of it your eyes were certainly more on making sure someone behind you didn't leap."
The winning combination for No. 3 lottery pick was 7-2-13-10. The "2" knocked out the Heat and gave the pick to the 76ers.
Mock draft has been filed Twolves: Towns Lakers: Okafor 76ers: Russell Knicks: Mudiay Magic: Porzingis Kings: Cauley-Stein Link to come.
76ers GM Sam Hinkie: "I said the day we traded for the Lakers pick, we anticipated they’d get a top-3 pick...And they did. Good for them."
76ers GM Sam Hinkie: "We never anticipated we’d get the Lakers’ pick this year."