• As first reported by Chris Haynes, the Sixers have informed Ben Simmons and his camp that he will be┬áthe 1st overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. ┬áThe 6′ 10″ Australia native has widely been considered the inevitable first overall pick since his days of High School Basketball.
  • Despite reports to the contrary, Duke F Brandon Ingram remains hopeful that the Sixers will take him 1st Overall.┬á The ACC Rookie of the Year had a fantastic season as a Blue Devil, and his stellar performance has had insiders whispering about his potential to usurp the first overall pick since the end of the NCAA Season
  • In an effort to move up in the draft, the Sixers are allegedly offering both Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor┬áto teams with high picks in the draft, though they would prefer to keep Noel and trade the sophomore Center from Duke instead, given the option. ┬áThe Sixers are said to at least want a Top 8 pick for either of their young big men, and preferably a Top 5. ┬áThe Celtics and Pelicans have both been recently reported to be in active discussions with Philadelphia.
  • Keith Pompey from the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Providence PG Kris Dunn would love to be drafted by the Sixers. ┬áThe NCAA All-American is considered the best Point Guard Prospect in the draft, and is predicted to be taken very early, so the Sixers would have to trade up for a chance to get him.
  • Jonathan Givony of Draft Express reports that the Sixers were in discussions for both George┬áHill and Jeff Teague until the very last minute┬álast night. ┬áTeague ultimately went to the Pacers and Hill to the Jazz, but Philly is reportedly still in the market for a veteran PG.
  • In possibly related news, Derrick Rose was traded to New York last night, but,┬áaccording to some reports, ┬áthe Sixers came close to acquiring the former MVP Point Guard before Chicago ultimately decided on the Knicks offer.

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