By Sarah Berkowitz
Before Sixers fans start licking their chops about the No. 3 pick in the draft, which they got at Tuesday night’s lottery:
“I’ve already had one offer come in for the No. 3 pick,” Sixers big boss Bryan Colangelo said yesterday on 97.5 the Fanatic. “I found it somewhat interesting, but not enough to jump and make a decision today.”
Colangelo says that the Sixers are confident that they will be a fit alongside Ben Simmons. The Celtics won the lottery and have more than month to decide if they will select Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball (above). The Lakers will have the No. 2 pick. The Sixers round out the top 3. The draft will take place on June 22, 2017.
“We’ve looked at the group of top-draft prospects all along, and said; these guys can play alongside Ben Simmons. Especially if he’s playing point guard. Let’s not forget who Ben is. Ben is a ball-handling basketball player. He’s going to thrive with the ball in his hands. He’s going to instinctively come back to the ball, after he handles it.”