IFWT_Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers will not mess up their draft pick this year because they are reportedly selecting  the consensus No. 1 pick, Ben Simmons on Thursday at the 2016 NBA Draft.

The team worked Simmons out privately Tuesday, the first and only workout he has done leading up to the draft. This was after the LSU star met with the team last week in Cleveland, where Simmons had been working out.

Simmons told SportsCenter on Tuesday that he was in Philadelphia to “introduce myself.”

He later posted “Trust the process” on his Instagram account along with a picture showing him in a 76ers workout jersey.

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It was previously reported that Simmons refused to work out for the Sixers and wanted to be drafted by the Lakers.  Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo told reporters afterward that by choosing to work out for the team, Simmons “closed the chapter on any doubt” that he didn’t want to play for Philadelphia.

Sources previously told ESPN that there was a strong likelihood agent Rich Paul would not have let Simmons audition for 76ers brass without the promise of the No. 1 pick.

If they do pick Simmons at No. 1, which seems very likely, he will join Shaquille O’Neal as the only players from LSU to be selected No. 1 in the draft.

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source: ESPN