Over the next few months leading up to the 2018 NBA draft, we’ll dive into each lottery team, taking into account projected picks, team needs and potential options to fill those holes. First up, the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, the Sixers are one of the top young teams in the NBA, featuring a blend of current stars, future assets and six picks to play with in the draft.
How does Fultz affect their plans, what do they need and what will they do if they win No. 1?
Brown missed an opportunity for a three-point play with 4:45 left in the third, but got a second chance at the free throw when Charlotte was called for a lane violation. Brown hit the second attempt and Boston’s lead was 94-67.
“It’s one of those things, obviously there’s zero rush to bring him back,” Walton said Thursday. “But if he’s healthy and ready to play and we’ve got a couple of weeks left [in the season], then yeah we’ll get him back on the court.”
“We’re going to have different guys step up, different guys play new roles, bigger roles,” Walton said. “And we got to kind of figure it out still as we go, because there’s going to be lineups out there that haven’t played together much. Like I said earlier, we’ll probably get [Kyle] Kuzma at some 3 as well as 4 now, so guys just got to be ready to play.”
Hart, who suffered the injury to his non-shooting hand in practice Wednesday, is averaging 6.6 points. He started 20 games this season and had four of his six double-doubles in the previous 10 games as a starter.
“[Hart is] very important,” Ball said Wednesday. “Double-double pretty much every time he steps out there, one of our best defenders and also rebounds a lot. He helps a lot, especially Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China defensively.”
The Mavericks lost 111-110 in overtime to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night to fall to 19-43, just a half-game ahead of the Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic (18-43) for the worst record in the league. The bottom eight teams in the league are separated by just 2 games in the standings.
The team with the worst record will have a 25 percent chance of Basketball Jerseys For Sale landing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft.