NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers will continue their rebuild through the draft, and they'll be doing so with the No. 1 overall pick this year.
Philadelphia was awarded the top pick in the 2016 NBA draft after Tuesday night's lottery in New York, marking the third time in franchise history the team will be on the clock first.
"It gives us the injection that we need," said 76ers coach Brett Brown, who represented his team on stage during the lottery. "We're all excited around our program to begin with."