In the last three seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers have been able to play the draft to their benefit. It began with the drafting of their 2017 Rookie of the Year candidates in Dario Saric and Joel Embiid in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The following season the Sixers were able to get the then NCAA national champs star power forward Jahlil Okafor in the 2015 NBA Draft. Finally, drafting Ben Simmons with the number one overall pick in last year's draft gave the young Sixers franchise a superstar talent that could make them a winning team for many years to come.

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2017 Draft Lottery

In the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery, the 76ers won big again by receiving the number three pick in this year's draft. In a draft that has so much talent to offer, the Sixers are sure to add more outstanding young players to its talented core.

With arguably the most talented frontcourt in the NBA, all the 76ers would need to make them a guaranteed threat is a young guard that can score the basketball at a very high level.

Markelle Fultz

Arguably the most talented player in this year's NBA Draft, University of Washington point guard Markelle Fultz is sure to be a star on whatever team he is drafted by.

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Considering what the Boston Celtics already have to offer in their backcourt, it will be hard to believe they will draft Fultz and allow Isaiah Thomas or Avery Bradley come off of the bench.

However, with the number one pick in the 2017 draft will it be a wise move to pass up on a guard with such talent if you're the Boston Celtics? The 76ers have a very good shot at landing Markelle Fultz if the Celtics decide to go in the direction of team need as opposed to the best talent available.

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Malik Monk

Malik Monk is actually the best option for Philly if Markelle Fultz is off the board by the time the number three pick comes around. Monk is a very explosive scoring guard that will give the 76ers an edge at the position they haven't witnessed since the great Allen Iverson. Like Lebron James needed Dwyane Wade, Ben Simmons will need a guy like Malik Monk who can score and shoot from the perimeter in clutch moments considering he is more of a pass-first kind of player. In his freshman season at the University of Kentucky, Monk was the go-to guy on a Wildcat team that had many stars to offer.

De'Aaron Fox

Playing alongside Malik Monk in the backcourt while playing at Kentucky was fast-paced point guard De'Aaron Fox. Fox has good size and length for an NBA point guard. With his speed and ability to get baskets effectively in transition, the 76ers can become an instant contender in the eastern conference.

Fox still has to develop a better jumper, but he showed in the NCAA's most prestigious March Madness tournament that when it counts he'll show up huge.

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Either way, whoever the Philadelphia 76ers are able to pick up in the first-round of the 2017 NBA Draft will have Philly fans and the rest of world trusting the process from here on.

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