With the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Ben Simmons from LSU. Simmons, a 6’10 point forward, is a very versatile player who has been on the NBA radar for several years since he was a top prospect dating back to high school.
This pick is no surprise, as the 76ers reportedly told Simmons he would be the top selection after a private workout with the team earlier this week.
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN