The NBA draft is currently running in the background, but let's take a look at the top ten picks that have come and gone.

Trusting the process

The Philadelphia Sixers did what they said they would do, and they drafted Markelle Fultz, the freshman point guard out of the Washington. When they traded for the first overall pick, the team made their intentions very clear. And in addition, Joel Embiid also showed where he stood on trading up to draft Fultz.

The process came through, and Joel Embiid may be right when he says this is going to be "legendary." With a roster already boasting potential future superstars in Embiid and Simmons, adding Fultz might take them from the bottom of the barrel to a mid-tier team very quickly.

Lavar Ball - fortune teller?

Everything that Lavar Ball said would come to fruition, came to fruition.

After the Sixers took Fultz, the camera panned to the Ball family who knew what was coming next. For Los Angeles, they get a great guard who is talented in many facets of the game.

I am sure Magic Johnson is hoping that Ball's fast-paced playstyle will elevate the Lakers to the next level. It was mostly clear that Ball was going to be taken after clearing D'Angelo Russell, and the Lakers did just that.

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Given his height, his passing and scoring abilities should translate well to the NBA. However his scoring style of "hero ball" might have to take a year or two off.

Celtics keep pick

No trade has come out thus far, so it looks like the Boston Celtics are keeping their pick for now. They drafted Jayson Tatum third overall, and he is definitely a talented young man that will be able to thrive in Boston, or another team if that is the case.

Noted as perhaps the best shooter, and the player with the highest ceiling, Tatum will bring an elevated game to the Celtics if they end up keeping him. Perimeter shooting is what they needed, and that's what they got.

Stroke of luck for Phoenix

After being extremely unlucky on draft order day when they acquired the 4th pick, the Phoenix Suns come out very happy anyways as they grab their man Josh Jackson.

This was the perfect player for them, and I am sure that Phoenix is happy to have him and Devin Booker at the forefront of the rebuilding process. He is the type of defensive juggernaut they needed in the forward department; and also the type of explosive scorer they needed. Phoenix looks like they have a bright future ahead of them.

Kings draft Kentucky guard

Sacramento decided to stop drafting big men and chose to go with De'Aaron Fox, the point guard from Kentucky, who was deemed the fastest player in the draft via the combine.

He was the first of the many Kentucky players in the draft to be taken. Sacramento made a great move here because they needed a fast-paced player and a gifted scorer. Fox will be a great addition to a team boasting Buddy Hield, Willey Cauley-Stein, and Skal Labissiere.

Magic go big

The Orlando Magic decided to draft Jonathan Isaac with the 6th pick in the draft. The former Florida State Seminole won't have to travel very far, staying in the sunny state of Florida. This pick is big for the Magic because Isaac is a high producer of points and boards; two departments Orlando could use some assistance in. Expect Isaac to play a pivotal role next season if the Magic knows what's good for them.

Bulls make the move

If the trade is approved, the Chicago Bulls actually holds the draft rights to the 7th pick in the draft, Lauri Markkanen. Great pick by the Bulls because it really shows the direction they are trying to take the franchise in. This young and talented shooter, paired with Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, will be effective in stirring up the pot in the windy city.

Are Knicks fans happy?

The typical boos were not present tonight after the Knicks pick announced they were taking Frank Ntilikina with the 8th overall pick. Perhaps Knicks fans are learning, or perhaps they really like the pick. Ntilikina is known to be a very talented point guard coming out of a very accredited league in France. Sharing after he was drafted that he now has to fly back to France to compete in a final, clearly the 18-year-old knows the business. The young point guard will no doubt be able to have an immense impact on a struggling New York Knicks team next season.

Mark Cuban in the lottery

If you were unaware, this is the first pick in the lottery during the Mark Cuban era. And Mark Cuban did a great job by selecting Dennis Smith Jr. with the 9th overall pick. His explosiveness is something that we see in a lot of forwards in this draft, but he may be the only guard boasting this trait. He'll fit in nicely to the young culture in Dallas if his attitude stays in check.

Tenth pick trade

Through a trade, the draft rights to the 10th overall pick Zach Collins will be sent from Sacramento to the Portland Trail Blazers. Zach Collins is a dangerous 3-point shooter but is deemed as being unproven, never starting a game for Gonzaga. Look for him to get some action off the bench behind the likes of Noah Vonleh and Al-Farouq-Aminu, and be able to spread the floor from the PF position.

Top ten

That is the actual top ten picks in the NBA draft, and it doesn't stop there. I'll have the 10-20, and 20-30 coming out soon so stay tuned! You can check out my top ten draft pick predictions here. And of course, congratulations to all the athletes and their families who have big things ahead of them after being drafted tonight.

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