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NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

26 June 2017

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the trade during the 2017 entry draft. The Timberwolves acquired Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick.

Thibodeau coached Butler from 2011 to 2015.

Vikings players will be a common sight at Timberwolves games next season. Those teams have met in the Finals for three straight seasons, and both would have to be the overwhelming favorites to meet there again next season.

LaVine is coming off a torn ACL.

Markkanen averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in his only season of USA college basketball at Arizona.

Fultz was the top pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, after the 76ers traded with the Celtics to acquire the first overall selection.

Joel Embiid has been arguably the biggest piece of the Philadelphia 76ers' "process" over the last few years, and it appears the team is trying to make sure they can keep him around for years to come as they build up towards contending. Simmons was drafted first overall by the Sixers last June, though missed the entire season due to injury, leaving him eligible for Rookie of the Year in 2017-2018. "That is not just me talking because I am a player".

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The Los Angeles Lakers took UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick.

Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons.

"I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said.

National Basketball Association teams from across the league have picked the best young players from around the world in the 2017 draft.

According to data from Adobe Digital Insights, the 2017 NBA Draft garnered 5.6 million social-media mentions, about 11% more than past year.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks before the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.

Since 2003, the 76ers have won only one playoff series, and they have only one winning season since 2005. The Celtics were looking to rebuild after six seasons with Kevin Garnett paired with Paul Pierce and the Nets were looking to win instantly in their second season in Brooklyn. Jackson furnished 16.3 points and 7.4 boards a game for the Jayhawks as a freshman last season. No other United States university player averaged 14 points with six rebounds and six assists a game as well.