Round 1: Markelle Fultz (1), Anzejs Pasecniks (25)
Round 2: Jonah Bolden (36), Jawun Evans (39), Mathias Lessort (50)
When you land the best player in the draft and he happens to be a perfect fit for your team, you get an A regardless of what else you do. Fultz (above) was exactly the type of player Brett Brown needed to complement Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Pasecniks was a nice pickup in the late first round. Whether they keep him in the NBA or let him continue to develop in Europe, his talent warranted a pick here. He’s huge and super skilled — sort of a poor man’s Kristaps Porzingis without the defense. Lessort was likewise a good get as a draft-and-stash pick.
I love the Bolden pick as well. Bolden is another playmaking, rangy forward of the type the Sixers have collected in recent years. He had a great season in Serbia and has all the tools you look for in a modern forward. If he can improve his maturity, he has a chance to be really good.
It was a great night for Sixers fans. The process is coming into focus. And the Sixers look like they’ll be terrorizing the league in a few years.