Phoenix Suns 2016 NBA Re-Draft: Different Pick Leads to a Championship

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Phoenix Suns, Jaylen Brown
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Phoenix Suns 2016 NBA Re-Draft: Pick #1

Looking to add another step to “The Process,” the Philadelphia 76ers selected Ben Simmons with the first overall pick. For the first few years, it seemed like the right call. Simmons won the Rookie of the Year Award and led Philly to the postseason four times, even despite some offensive shortcomings.

Flash forward five years though, and things no longer look all too cheerful in the city of brotherly love. Simmons has yet to correct those shortcomings, and after an abysmal postseason where he often neglected to shoot the ball and broke records with his pitiful free throw shooting, Simmons and the Sixers now want a breakup more than anything.

By going back and selecting someone else during this draft though, Philly avoids this colossal mess.

Jaylen Brown. player. 93. Scouting Report. Shooting Guard. #1. Pick Analysis. California

Averaging 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field last year, Jaylen Brown narrowly clocks in as this draft’s best player. With the pick, the Sixers still manage to attain a much needed presence at the guard position, this time with a player who actually shoots the ball, and does so incredibly well.