Brooklyn NY: The front office of pro team goes through a process in which they build a team from scratch that will compete for years and that is what the Philadelphia 76ers have been doing the last couple years as and it came full circle at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York on Thursday Night as the 76ers held the number 1 in the 2016 NBA Draft and they would Draft LSU Forward Ben Simmons.
The Announcement by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 24, 2016
This was the 3rd time that the 76ers have held the number 1 pick, The other 2 times the 76ers held the Number 1 pick were
1973 – Doug Collins
1996 – Allen Iverson
Ben Simmons Reaction on being Drafted by Philadelphia
Simmons only played 1 season at LSU which was the 2-15-16 season where he average 19.2 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 4.8 APG in 33 games played. During the 2015-16 season, Simmons had a 43 pt game against North Florida, also had a 20 rebound game in a loss to Marquette & also had a 7 block game in loss to Kentucky .
Reaction to Simmons Drafted Number 1 to Philadelphia
2014 76ers 1st Round Pick Joel Embiid
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 23, 2016
76ers Great Allen Iverson
Congratulations @BenSimmons25. I know you'll make all of us Philly fans proud!!
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) June 23, 2016
2016 Eagles Number 2 overall pick Carson Wentz
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) June 24, 2016
2015 76ers 1st Round Pick Jahlil Okafor
Agreed! Let's get it done.
— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) June 24, 2016
Eagles Vinny Curry
— Vinny Curry (@MrGetFlee99) June 24, 2016
Phillies Maikel Franco
Congratulations to @BenSimmons25! Welcome to Philly!
— Maikel Franco (@MaikelFranco7) June 23, 2016
Eagles Zach Ertz
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) June 24, 2016