The Sixers spoke and, wow, it's a lot to unpack

View photosBen Simmons: ‘He’s got a real chance to be great.’Joel Embiid: ‘It’s not about being ready for the first practice, or the first game.’Of course, these Sixers have always been an optimistic bunch. And why shouldn’t they be? They gambled the franchise on a few lottery tickets and won

Celtics get No.1 pick in NBA draft

By Brian MahoneyThe Associated PressTues., May 16, 2017NEW YORK—The Boston Celtics won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago.The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. They would have