During the heady run from the lottery drawing to the NBA draft, as the 76ers gained the third pick, then traded up to get the first selection, the team’s training complex in Camden was a frenetic swirl of activity. There were press conferences with the general manager, workouts with draft prospects, and more private team practices and drills amid the building anticipation of what might come next for The Process. Throughout it all, the excitement was easy to see.
The 76ers took the layup Thursday night in New York by selecting Washington guard Markelle Fultz, almost universally rated the best talent available, with the first pick in the NBA draft. They didn’t bounce the ball off the glass and windmill it home. They didn’t pull up and try a three-pointer. They didn’t throw a behind-the-back pass into the seats. They took the layup and put the sure points on the scoreboard.
During the three seasons in which Sam Hinkie steered the 76ers ship serenely into icebergs, the strategy was both obvious and intentional. He wanted the team to play badly enough to accrue high draft picks. In that, if in no other tangible way, it was a successful albeit painful course. On Thursday night, after a season in which both Hinkie and the premium on losing were gone, the Sixers again hold the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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