Tonight's NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone. The Philadelphia 76ers will be picking in the third spot. After selecting Ben Simmons with the first overall selection in 2016, they'll get another chance to add a great young talent to their organization. Here's a look at the full lottery results:
Philadelphia was originally the fifth pick, but their pick swap with the Kings activated and put them in the top-3 for the fourth straight year.
Because the Lakers ended up with the second pick, the Sixers will have just one selection in the first round while they are also in possession of four second-round picks. Bryan Colangelo and the front office could use those picks as trade bait leading up to draft night, as it is highly unlikely they retain all four picks on June 22. Although it would have been great to get that Lakers pick, it's guaranteed that it will convey in 2018.
Here's Joel Embiid's reaction to the lottery results...
Philadelphia will have their own first rounder and the Lakers' pick in 2018 and then their own pick and the Kings' unprotected first round pick in 2019. Not too shabby.
The top prospects in the draft, which will take place next month, include Markelle Fultz (Washington), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Josh Jackson (Kansas), Jayson Tatum (Duke) and De'aaron Fox (Kentucky).
The 2017 NBA Draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 22.