Ben Simmons will be the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. That is, if 76ers hold onto their word.

Sources have told ESPN that the Philadelphia 76ers have notified Ben Simmons that they will choose him No. 1 overall on Thursday night.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have informed Ben Simmons that they will select him with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.

 

The 76ers’ promise was first reported by Cleveland.com and confirmed by ESPN.

 

The team worked Simmons out privately on Tuesday, the first and only workout Simmons 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.