Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball opened as the 9-5 favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, but Westgate SuperBook went with Sixers forward Ben Simmons as the favorite at 5-2.
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It's hard to tell whether the panel trusts the process or not. However, in the dismal Eastern Conference, are the 76ers a playoff team despite a projected record below .500?
The Sixers will host the Celtics in their home opener on Friday, Oct. 20. The defending champion Warriors' lone visit to Philly will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Joel Embiid will face Lonzo Ball for the first time when the Sixers visit the Lakers on Nov. 15. Embiid and LaVar Ball traded verbal jabs during the summer. Also, the Sixers' No. 1 overall pick (Markelle Fultz) faces the No. 2 pick (Ball) along with Ben Simmons and his Showtime-like passing ability on display in Los Angeles for the first time.
Jovan Buha ESPN Editor
Allen Iverson and Snoop Dogg embrace in the Staples Center tunnel ahead of Iverson's team 3's Company taking on Ball Hogs at the BIG3 in Los Angeles.
Jovan Buha ESPN Editor
The loudest ovation of the day goes to 76ers legend Allen Iverson, who will not be playing in today's BIG3 slate of games.
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Tune in for Opening Week
The NBA's more player-friendly 2017-18 schedule will begin in mid-October. Tune in to catch some of the best opening week matchups on ESPN/WatchESPN.
Christmas Day schedule revealed
ESPN's annual marathon is once again filled with juicy matchups, including a rematch of the last three NBA Finals, a key Eastern Conference showdown and a battle of last season's top two MVP candidates.
The Warriors and Cavs highlight a Christmas slate that includes the Rockets, Thunder, Celtics, Wizards, 76ers, Knicks, Timberwolves and Lakers.
Will reloaded Minnesota break its playoff drought? Can Philly's young core make some noise in the East? Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the league's Team Turnaround for 2017-18.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
The NBA formally announced Thursday that the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will play a regular-season game at O2 Arena in London on January 11.
Mike Trout sports 76ers jersey
Angels OF Mike Trout is staying true to his roots. The New Jersey native and self-professed Philadelphia sports fan tweeted a picture of himself wearing Ben Simmons' No. 25 jersey with the hashtag #TrustTheProcess on Wednesday. The Sixers gear was part of the team's travel theme, where every player dressed in their favorite NBA attire, for a road trip to Seattle for a series vs. the Mariners. (@MikeTrout/Twitter)
The 76ers and Celtics will take their Atlantic Division rivalry to London for a regular-season game on Jan. 11.
Despite all the trade speculation, Jahlil Okafor is happy to stay with Philadelphia and he's excited for the start of training camp in late September.
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the players most likely to make their All-Star debuts in 2017-18. Are Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid ready to take the next step?
The 76ers' past two No. 1 draft picks are each eligible to win Rookie of the Year next season. Our panel believes that both Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz will contend for the award.
Even with two No. 1 picks being added, the 76ers are projected to add just five wins on top of last season's record, though they're not far off the East's final playoff spot.
Ball and Fultz rate higher than usual for rookies in the popular video game. Plus, Durant reaches a LeBron-level rating.