June 24, 2017, 3:45 pm
The Sixers are still expected to use Ben Simmons at point guard despite drafting Markelle Fultz with the number one pick.
The Sixers made a big move with the Celtics to swap draft picks and ultimately land Fultz with the number-one overall selection. He was the near unanimous top prospect in the draft and may be the final piece the Sixers need to complete ‘the process’. While Fultz played as a point guard at college, he has the skills and size to slide over as a shooting guard as well. The plan was always to let Ben Simmons run the point on offense and it appears the arrival of Fultz hasn’t changed that. They will need to make adjustments on defense, but at this stage the starting lineup could be Markelle Fultz, Robert Covington, Ben Simmons, Dario Sario and Joel Embiid.