2016 NBA Draft is Underway

The 2016 NBA draft is underway and with longtime consensus #1 pick Ben Simmons going to the Philadelphia 76ers.

 

Simmons, a versatile 6-10 Forward from Australian has been a projected the top selection in the league for some time.

 

At the NBA draft, Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the 2016 NBA finals were the most watched finals in league history.

 

The NBA salary cap has been increasing steadily every year; the 2015-2016 season saw the salary cap at 70 Million.

 

The league signed a massive 9-year $24 Billion media contract with ESPN and Turner in 2014. That new deal will go into effect during the upcoming season, and 50% of the deal will go directly to the players.

 

Because of the new deal, the salary cap is set to undergo a big increase, 94 Million in the 2016-2017 season and will then jump to to $110 Million in 17-18.

 

Brandon Ingram from Duke University was the #2 pick in the draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.  New Adidas Signing Jaylen Brown went third to the Boston Celtics.

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