The list, which was authored by Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz, went chalk at the top with Ayton and Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic as the top two picks and projected former University of Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV to go No. 12 overall to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The newly released MC joined the raucous sell-out crowd that watched the 76ers’ two young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons lead Philadelphia to a 104-91 series-clinching win over the Miami Heat.
Joel Embiid’s playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia, the All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced the game, leading the Sixers to a 128-108 win over the host Miami Heat Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series 1-1.
Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, including 15 on five 3-pointers when Miami took the lead for good in the second period, and the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 115-86 Wednesday night, capping a sweep of back-to-back games between Southeast Division rivals.
Goran Dragic had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Richardson blocked a potential go-ahead shot in the final moments, and the Heat closed the game on an 11-0 run to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 101-98 and clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday night.
Miami held Chicago to 37 percent shooting on the way to beating the Bulls 103-92 on Thursday night, pushing its home winning streak to a season-best eight games and cutting the magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one.
Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 19 points and Dwyane Wade blocked a pair of LeBron James shots as part of a stifling defensive effort by Miami, and the Heat had little trouble on the way to beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-79 Tuesday night.
University of Miami sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. announced Thursday afternoon that he intends to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.
Kelly Olynyk finished with 22 points and a career-high 10 assists and the Heat rolled past the New York Knicks 119-98 on Wednesday night.