"Brandon is everything we thought he was. Obviously in a one-on-none workout you aren't going to learn everything about a player, but that is why we scouted a lot of basketball games, watched a lot of tape," Colangelo said. "He is a versatile forward that was handle the ball, shoot the ball ... he is a silky-smooth small forward."Could Ingram actually jump Simmons, who likely won't be making a trip to Philadelphia, for the No. 1 pick?
"It changes every day," Colangelo said.
Just like it makes sense that the Lakers aren't even revealing privately to those around the league who they'll take, Colangelo has no reason to tip his hand on which player the Sixer will select. Why make other teams' jobs easier, or lock themselves into a pick publicly when they could change their mind for various reasons over the next week? There is no benefit to such a commitment.
All reports point towards the Sixers internally favoring Simmons, but no one outside of Philadelphia's management team will have any certainty on who is going first overall until the pick is made on draft day, something to keep in mind as the rumor mill hits full churn over the final week before the draft. June 23rd can't get here soon enough.
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