This is about as big a secret as the In-n-Out secret menu at this point.
Since minutes after the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA Draft Lottery, reports surfaced that GM Bryan Colangelo was leaning heavily toward taking LSU’s Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick. Of course, Colangelo officially denies it because the league says he can’t (it wants drama). It doesn’t matter, the buzz around the league has not subsided, Simmons is the Sixers’ guy.
In an interview with Howard Eskin on 94 WIP, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo admitted to knowing what he would do with the first pick if the draft were held today.
“Yes,” Colangelo responded. “I know what I would do today.”
As I reported over the weekend, multiple sources with knowledge of the Sixers’ thought process say it is LSU forward Ben Simmons who Colangleo is leaning towards selecting first overall in June 23rd’s NBA draft.
Simmons goes first to the Sixers, followed by Brandon Ingram No. 2 to the Lakers.
Then things get interesting with the Celtics and No. 3 and the Suns at No. 4.