SIXERS’ DRAFT GETS AN ‘A’ FROM ESPN!

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.

http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/19701292/nba-draft-grades-los-angeles-lakers-new-york-knicks-2017-winners-losers

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