2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
52-30, 3rd in Atlantic
23h

Was The Mikal Bridges Trade Cold Blooded?

Bomani & Pablo recap the entire NBA Draft and discuss if the Sixers trading Mikal Bridges thirty minutes after drafting him was cold blooded. Plus, weigh in on the Jameis Winston suspension and much more.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

As has been noted, the Sixers had strong interest in moving up in the draft. Multiple teams in touch with Philly about a potential trade came away with the impression that the Sixers had no interest in parting with Dario Saric in any deal, per sources.

1d

2018 Post-draft reactions

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).

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2d

76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade

The Philadelphia 76ers ended Mikal Bridges' happy homecoming in a hurry, sending the Villanova standout to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft picks.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though the 76ers are trading one of the ESPN draft analytics model's favorite players in Mikal Bridges, they are getting back another player that the model thought was underrated in Zhaire Smith. The former Texas Tech player ranked ninth in the model's rankings.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Philadelphia saves close to $1M in cap space by going from 11 to 16. Every dollar will help when it comes to creating room for a potential max player this summer.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

In Mikal Bridges, the 76ers get one of the darlings of the ESPN draft analytics model. It considered Bridges the most productive college basketball player in this class. And largely as a result of that, Bridges has the second-highest chance to become an all-star caliber player (15%), per the model.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mikal Bridges joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney: "It means the world," Bridges said of speaking to the teens. "It shows it's bigger than us. I just tried to show the kids what we've been through, what can help you. They've never been through it, and to have someone who has been through an experience and can tell you about it, it can be helpful." Bridges has worked out for several teams, including the Knicks and Sixers. He's scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James' free agency. He believes that if James' decision hinges on putting himself in the best position to win a title, it will be difficult for James to beat the Golden State Warriors. "Golden State turning themselves into a dynasty is making it hard for other teams to compete so he's either going to say, ‘I want to get four before (the Warriors) get four' and do a quick fix or Cleveland's going to have to do a lot of phone calls and lot of moves to get him the squad he wants," O'Neal said. "But it's going to be difficult. You have three superstars on one team that actually play the right way. Even with LeBron (on a roster), if you don't play the right way it doesn't matter."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James' pending free agency: "Somebody told me a long time ago, they said your book is already set (before the later stages of your career). You can add index pages toward the end, but your book is already set. So LeBron's book is already set," O'Neal said. "He done already passed up legends, he done already made his mark – he has three rings. His mentality now is probably is I want to get four before (Golden State Warriors guard) Steph (Curry) does. That's probably his mentality now. But if I was him I wouldn't be trying to get four, five and six because it ain't going to matter. It's just something else to talk about, something else to add to the pages. He's a legend, talked about as who is the best between he and Michael Jordan so he's set."

5d

Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).

2:01

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III teamed up with JCPenney to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y!:

8d

Workshopping the Kawhi situation

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan chat about the news Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio and workshop the permutations and implications of the news.

9d

The Sixers Drama Continues

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Sarah Spain question if Colangelo forced the Sixers to draft Fultz, if Belichick tried to trade Gronk before the draft, the way the Lakers are handling the Lonzo-Kuzma situation and much more.

Prospect Profile: Landry Shamet (0:31)
Prospect Profile: Kostas Antetokounmpo (0:29)
Prospect Profile: Ray Spalding (0:29)
Walton reflects on the time Dr. J dunked on him (1:00)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Philadelphia 76ers have exercised the fourth-year contract options for T.J. McConnell and Richaun Holmes. McConnell played a key role for the Sixers in the playoffs and in a January regular season game against the Knicks, he became the first Sixer to record a triple double off of the bench.

Simmons' case for Rookie of the Year (0:56)
0:44

Jovan Buha ESPN.com Editor 

Migos are confident they know where LeBron James is signing in free agency this summer.

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.87th
Rebounds Per Game47.41st
Assists Per Game27.12nd
Points Allowed105.311th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185230.634
2016-172854.341
2015-161072.122
2014-151864.220
2013-141963.232