Today the honeymoon started in Philadelphia.
No. 1 pick Ben Simmons was making the media tour in Philadelphia on Friday. He’s been well coached by his agent and media team, saying all the right things about his ability to help all over the court, feeling blessed to be the No. 1 pick, wanting to win, and the rest of standard cliches.
It was the right and smart pick by the Sixers, and they made other smart picks farther down the board with French wing Timothe Luwawu and Turkish guard Furkan Korkmaz. Bryan Colangelo may have inherited all these picks, but to make “the process” work you need to nail those picks. It seems like the Sixers have.