Week In Review 5/15/16-5/21/16

The Sixers landed the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft lottery, having had a 25% chance of the ping-pong balls dropping in their favor. Philadelphia will have its choice of the consensus top-two of former LSU combo forward Ben Simmons and former Duke small forward Brandon Ingram. While snagging the top pick in June is certainly a boon, the excitement of the night should be tempered by the fact that no team with the No. 1 overall pick has won the NBA title within two years of making that pick since the Spurs took home the championship in 1999 after drafting Tim Duncan in 1997. Also notable from the lottery results is that the Lakers will retain their 2016 first-rounder, with Philadelphia being set to take it if the pick fell out of the top three.

Here’s more from the week that was:

NBA Draft News



Miscellaneous News

  • Karl-Anthony Towns was officially named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for the 2015/16 season in a unanimous vote.
  • The Magic hired Frank Vogel as head coach.
  • The Knicks formally offered their head coaching slot to Jeff Hornacek.
  • The Pacers hired Nate McMillan as their new head coach.
  • The Blazers signed coach Terry Stotts to a three-year contract extension.
  • Celtics center Kelly Olynyk underwent successful surgery to repair damage to his right shoulder.
  • The Suns hired Trail Blazers assistant Jay Triano as associate head coach.
  • Seth Curry and James Anderson  both reportedly opted out of their contracts with the Kings for next season.
  • The NBA announced the selections to the 2015/16 All-Rookie teams.
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