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As Ben Simmons and the 76ers val­i­dated this sea­son, win­ning in the NBA be­gins on dra• day (de­pend­ing on how long you’re will­ing to wait ...) Philly will be prom­i­nent again in this year’s NBA Dra (Jun 21), hav­ing banked up to six se­lec­tions from pre­vi­ous trades. This year’s dra• crop is in­trigu­ing if your team is seek­ing a big man, with the likes of DeAndre Ay­ton, Marvin Ba­gley, Jaren Jack­son and Mo Bamba all pro­ject­ing as front­court cor­ner­stones. But as the vogue for multi-po­si­tion­al­ity and the abil­ity to play in space has taken over, the top prospect comes from an un­usual di­rec­tion. Luka Don­cic, a 203cm-tall play­mak­ing sa­vant from Slove­nia, is re­garded as the best teen hoop­ster ever to emerge from Europe.

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