AP Photo/Michael Perez
9hESPN.com

Report: Okafor's defense doesn't concern Brown

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Duke's Jahlil Okafor with the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NBA draft and while he has been criticized for his lack of defense, that is not an issue for head coach Brett Brown.

Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports
1dChris Broussard

Sources: Bulls offer Butler max, other options

The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, leading the restricted free agent to postpone meetings with several other teams.

Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Okafor already doin' work in Philly

Sixers coach Brett Brown on Jahlil Okafor: "I come in the gym this morning at 6:30 and I see Jahlil in the gym sweating. And you come up to your office, and you have a new bounce to your step." (via SiriusXM NBA Radio)

Matt Slocum/AP Images

Sixers pay price for injury nondisclosure

The NBA forced the 76ers to pay the Pelicans $3 million last season for failing to disclose a leg injury to Jrue Holiday that has limited his playing time for two years, The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported. Story

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports
4d

Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3M over Holiday

The NBA forced the 76ers to pay the Pelicans $3 million last season for failing to disclose a leg injury to Jrue Holiday that has limited his playing time for two years, according to a report.

Getty

Jahlil Okafor: Big men win titles

The newest member of the 76ers' crowded frontcourt said at a news conference today: "People got a little excited because of what Steph Curry did -- and he was fantastic. But as long as I remember, big men have been dominating and the results have been championships." Inspired by Duncan, Olajuwon

Play
Too many bigs? Sixers go with Okafor (0:33)
Elsa/Getty Images

Philly's top pick earns them thumbs-up

ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk liked the 76ers strategy, noting that the team picking Jahlil Okafor third overall wasn't a bad decision. Philadelphia already dealt one of their five second-rounders, but what they'll do with the others remains unclear. Regardless, Okafor is the main prize for the Sixers. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

Elsa/Getty Images

Sixers assured by Okafor amid Embiid woe

As Joel Embiid struggles to come back from a foot injury, the Sixers took the best player available in the draft on Thursday in Jahlil Okafor. Now, Okafor could get a solo turn as the next big man to put the 76ers' fate on his 6-foot-11 frame. What is Philly doing?

Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images
5d

'Iconic' 'stat savant' Pollack honored at funeral

Hundreds of mourners packed a Philadelphia funeral home Friday to honor Harvey Pollack, the longtime NBA employee and statistics icon who died Tuesday at the age of 93.

Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
5d

Hinkie assured by Okafor pick amid Embiid doubt

76ers GM Sam Hinkie does not know if or when 2014 No. 3 pick Joel Embiid will be able to contribute to his team, but the uncertainty didn't deter him from drafting another center, Jahlil Okafor.

The new-look 76ers

Jahlil Okafor falling to Philadelphia at No. 3 garnered the headlines, but that was far from all the 76ers did Thursday night.

Elsa/Getty Images

Should the Sixers have passed on Okafor?

Once the No. 1 prospect, Jahlil Okafor was a great value at No. 3 overall, but Chad Ford thinks Kristaps Porzingis and Emmanuel Mudiay were slightly better prospects and better fits for the 76ers. Even though Okafor complements Nerlens Noel well, this team has a long way to go. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

6d

Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game92.029th
Rebounds Per Game42.919th
Assists Per Game20.524th
Points Allowed101.020th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-151864.219
2013-141963.231
2012-133448.414
2011-123531.530
2010-114141.5