I had planned to do a piece outlining the most likely outcomes of the Sixers draft…but then this weekend happened. In case you live under a rock or Al Gore revoked your internet privileges, the Philadelphia 76ers made a big move to secure the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. I’ll have draft profiles and scouting reports for all of the Sixers selections in the coming weeks.
Let’s all celebrate the big news by listening to the greatest song ever recorded while you read through my predicted selections that will more than likely be incorrect! CLAP YOUR HANDS!
As we approach next Thursday’s NBA Draft, here is a look at my ranking of the top 50 players in the draft. As of 6/15, all international players listed have remained in the draft pool. Please keep in mind that this NOT a Sixers-centric draft board, but an overall look at the prospects from an unbiased view of the league. Player comparisons are not best-case or worst-case, but a player who in my opinion represents a fair projection of their abilities within a few seasons.
To download a copy of the rankings, click here
Finally. At long last, we are reunited with ABC’s darling drama, The Bachelorette. This year’s Bachelorette crop looks like a Nick Saban recruiting class – there’s a little bit of everything. Some black, some white, a Samoan, and some wildcards. This colorful crop of men is competing for the heart of Rachel, a Texas lawyer who was outdone last year by a hillbilly and an aspiring actress in the quest for
50% of Nick’s assets love. The first episode is always a reminder to society that these people are real Americans that pay taxes and have the right to vote and procreate freely. It’s a testament to the power of love, as a group of men rely on unemployment checks and high-interest loans to live in high-end suits, $60 V-neck tees, and extremely short swim trunks in a quest for romance. It’s intro night. Let’s hit it.
First things first, take a look at this Bleacher Report article about the Rights to Ricky Sanchez Lottery Party on Tuesday night. Notice anyone in particular wearing neon shirts with a goat on it? That’s right. The sons have gone global.
Second, there will be plenty of draft coverage to come over the next month. In the coming weeks, our coverage will include:
- Top 50 Prospect Rankings
- Full First-Round Mock Draft
- Sixers Draft/Trade Alternatives
- Holden’s Mock Draft/Hot Takes/Heat Check Extravaganza
It will be a busy but fun month for us here, so stay tuned for all of your draft needs.
For past versions click here: January – February – March – April
Top 15 Prospects
1 – Markelle Fultz (PG – 6’4” 195 lbs, Washington – FR) — previous rank: 1
2 – Lonzo Ball (PG – 6’6” 190 lbs, UCLA – FR) — previous rank: 2
As we get ready for one of the biggest nights in Sixers history, here’s a complete look at our odds for Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery.
Follow Matt and Holden on Twitter for live coverage of the Rights to Ricky Sanchez Lottery Party at xFinity Live! and tune into ESPN at 8 PM.
And as always, Trust the Process.
It’s time for the fastest two minutes in sports! Find your light blue shorts, dust off your
elitist fanciest hat, and prepare to google ‘Randy Moss horse racing’. Whether you’re on your way to place your bets or are headed to a derby party, I’m here to give you the rundown on the field to give you a leg up on the rest of the crowd. I’ll even give some FREE picks for all you degenerates out there!
NOTE: Odds are from KentuckyDerby.com as of 5/6 at 1:00 PM. All analysis is based on 30 seconds of research on the internet as I wrote.
Let’s ask Vincent Gambini for his thought’s on my article from yesterday.
For those of you that live under a rock or are dedicated employees, news broke this afternoon that Gareon Conley has been identified as a suspect in a rape case (see story). This just about flips everything about my mock draft and predictions on their head…so lucky for you America, you get me two days in a row! Updated story after the jump.