To no one’s surprise, the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Markelle Fultz with the first pick of the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Only time will tell if he will be a solid player, a Hall of Famer or an all-time bust.
The Brooklyn Nets reportedly traded center Mason Plumlee and second-round pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for first-round selection Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Steve Blake on Thursday night.
The first round of the NBA playoffs, days ago, looked to be a chalk fest. Save for the intriguing showdown between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers — a pairing talented enough for a conference finals meeting — we looked to be in for a collection of potential sweeps.