2017 NHL Draft Preview: Best Players Available
TLC to play Sixers' Summer League, expect Fultz and hope Korkmaz will follow

Sixers introduce draft picks at press conference

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.01.19 PM

By John Williams, Sports Talk Philly staff 

On Friday afternoon, Philadelphia 76ers' General Manager Bryan Colangelo introduced the team's newest draft picks to the media in Camden, NJ. The team selected guard Markelle Fultz (1st overall), PF Anzejs Pasecniks (25th overall), forward Jonah Bolden (36th overall) and forward Mathias Lessort (50th overall) in Thursday night's Entry Draft.

Colangelo didn't wait long to admit how excited he was about the players his staff was able to acquire last night.

And he should feel that way. The Sixers not only got Fultz, the consensus number one pick in the draft who just so happens to fit their roster perfectly but acquired three other players who have received favorable reviews from draft analysts. With the exception of Fultz, the others may not make an impact next year as they could be stashed overseas, but Colangelo said he is open to having discussions with their agents. 

The players seem to share the excitement of joining "The Process" too. 

 

Of course the conversation didn't just stay on the topic of the draft picks. Colangelo was asked about Fultz's fit with the other players on the roster, as well as what he can expect to get out of his big three this year. 

 

Fultz also said that he will play in both the Utah Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League, and that he expects to sign his rookie contract by Wednesday so he can participate in the Sixers' rookie camp. 

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)