Sixers win top pick in NBA Draft lottery


Two decades after striking gold with the selection of Allen Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers will once again pick at the top of the NBA Draft. 

The 76ers won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, with the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics coming in second and third. 

Philadelphia had the best chance of getting the top pick with a 25 percent chance thanks to their 10-72 record.

The Lakers did not get the top spot, but they will be happy that they actually get to keep their pick, which may have gone to the 76ers too, had it been outside the top three.

Boston will pick third despite making the play-offs. 

Ben Simmons, the Australian native who played one season at LSU, and Duke's Brandon Ingram are widely considered the most coveted prospects in this year's crop.

The Phoenix Suns came away with two lottery picks, getting the 13th overall pick from the Washington Wizards and picking fourth overall on their own merit. 

The Chicago Bulls had the lowest chance in the lottery, with just a .5 probability, after finishing 42-40 and they received the 14th pick overall.