NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

Brown said Simmons and Fultz, who will play in the summer league, could work well together in the backcourt, no matter which player is the ballhandler. "M.J.", he replied, with a tinge of amazement that the question might even be raised. Philadelphia 76ers' draft picks Anzejs Pasecniks, from left, Markelle Fultz , and team president Bryan Colangelo laugh during a news conference at the team's NBA basketball training complex, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in Camden , NJ.

Los Angeles Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to...Tom Brady?

That would have guaranteed that Lonzo Ball would have been drafted by a different team. He also set school's single-season assists record (274), which was also the second highest single-season total in Pac-12 history. Pelinka said that Ball's play will be "infectious" and make his teammates more willing passers as well . Ball smiled and didn't seem at all overwhelmed by the extra cameras and coverage, "I'm used to all the media, and it's nice talking to you guys".

Federer Beats Zverev to Seal Quarterfinal Spot in Halle

But he quickly fell behind in the second as Zverev, a finalist previous year, who has already won three titles in 2017, charged to a 4-2 lead and held on to take the set. The Basilea idol obtained a 66 percent of effectiveness with his first serve, gaining 71 percent of almost all his points. However, Federer broke for a 4-2 lead - drawing Zverev to the net with a backhand slice before finding his target with a forehand pass - and there was to be no way back for the young German.

Newly acquired Tatum fits into Celtics plans nicely

The 76ers will meet Boston at 3:30 p.m. July 11 at the T&M, pitting the No. 1 overall pick against No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum , the 6-8 scoring machine the Celtics took in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft after trading the No.

1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

While there were other directions available to the Sixers to add a scorer, they believed Fultz to be worth the No. 3 overall pick and a later first-round choice. "Doing whatever we need to do to win", Fultz said. The Sixers kept the project rolling later in the first round, striking a deal with Orlando to acquire the 25th pick, center Anzejs Pasecniks from Latvia.