The Sixers Are Reportedly "Leaning Heavily" Towards Drafting Ben Simmons
Both the Phillies and Sixers have the number one overall pick in each of their drafts next month. The last time a basketball and baseball team in the same city both had the top pick, the Nationals and Wizards picked Bryce Harper and John Wall. We can only hope to be so lucky.
But both teams have a big decision to make. For the Sixers, it comes down to Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram. However, the Sixers might have already made up their mind. According to Bleacher Report, citing league sources, the Sixers are “leaning heavily” towards using the top pick on LSU’s Ben Simmons. If the Sixers do take Simmons, it’ll be the third straight year they ended up with the early number one favorite, but the first time they get him without a draft-night fall due to injury. Simmons is also a 5/8 favorite in Las Vegas to be in red, white, and blue next season. I’m an Ingram guy (as are 60% of people who answered a radio.com poll at the last link), but I’m not sure you can go wrong either way.