The Sixers entered Tuesday night with the best odds (26.9 percent) of obtaining the draft’s top pick thanks to years of cellar-dwelling and draft-pick accrual under former general manager Sam Hinkie, and the arduous process finally paid dividends when the team’s logo was the last to be shown during the dramatic reveal.
And not only does the triumph mean the Sixers will have their pick of LSU Tigers forward Ben Simmons or Duke Blue Devils swingman Brandon Ingram atop the draft, but it represents vindication of sorts for a franchise that had been burned in the lottery under Hinkie.
Got the drop on BR . . .