Celtics

Celtics

Ben Simmons will be drafted first by the Sixers in Thursday's NBA Draft. At least if you believe Simmons himself.

Tuesday afternoon Simmons posted an Instagram photo of himself practicing in a Sixers workout jersey -- his only pre-draft workout so far -- with the caption "trust the process."

Here's the photo:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BG7I-2yBYhv

The process is dead, of course, after the Sixers forced Sam Hinkie out and brought in Bryan Colangelo. But LSU freshman forward Simmons is clearly all-in on Philly.

The Lakers pick next and they're likely leaning towards Duke forward Brandon Ingram, which will give the Celtics the first pick in the rest of the draft.

Keep in mind that the Sixers want to trade for Boston's No. 3 pick to draft Providence point guard Kris Dunn. Read more about that rumor by clicking here.