76ers take Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz.

Fultz, the 6-foot-4 guard, was selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft Thursday night and joined former LSU guard Ben Simmons as consecutive top picks for the Sixers.

Widely reviled and also admired, the Sixers' plan to go from worst-to-first by openly stripping the roster bare of talent to lose and gobble draft picks has resulted in Joel Embiid, Simmons and now Fultz.

Lakers grab Ball with No. 2 selection

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Lonzo Ball and his dad are staying home with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers selected Ball with the second overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, eagerly accepting the potential risks and enormous rewards surrounding the sublime UCLA playmaker with an attention-grabbing father. (MORE)

Bulls trade All-Star Butler to Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on.

The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick as the Wolves try to finally put an end to a 13-year playoff drought. (MORE)

Celtics pick Duke F Tatum at No. 3

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year's NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia in a move to add to an already rich cache of future selections.

On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available. (MORE)

Raiders QB Carr signs for 5 years, $125M

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season.

Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million, according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms were not released. NFL Network first reported the terms of the contract. (MORE)

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