Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball

He would join a young squad that features Simmons, who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric . Butler, 27, averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2) and assists (5.5) and as a top defender brings a key ingredient to a team that ranked 26th in defensive efficiency.

Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Both these teams got the shots of youth and experience they needed. More than two dozen picks into Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft and not one senior has been selected. Knee injuries have kept him off the court for the majority of the last two seasons, but the Duke power forward is very talented. After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick.

NBA Draft 2017 Analysis: Top ten

The 2017 National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors entered the draft with no picks. As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency.

Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

I automatically get excited when I see stuff like that". Just five games into his National Basketball Association career he was pitted against the best player in the world in LeBron James but Brown wasn't fazed. "We flew cross-country. Are you kidding me?" Tatum gives the Celtics some immediate rotation flexibility, with the ability to play both forward spots and defend as many as four positions .

Jimmy Butler spurns Cavs, wants Kyle Lowry to join him with Bulls

Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves and will be reunited with his former coach Tom Thibodeau. This is one of the busiest weeks in the National Basketball Association because of the draft June 22, and although the Cavaliers have no picks in the two-round draft, they have been linked to trade rumors with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George and the Bulls for Butler.

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Jose Mourinho is not interested in pursuing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer from Real Madrid and is instead focusing on signing Alvaro Morata, reports Marca in Spain. Di Maria spent four seasons with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014 and the details of his case have been confirmed by the Spanish tax authorities. Ronaldo denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain.