7 key moves new Bulls GM Marc Eversley helped 76ers make
No. 7 — June 20, 2019
In a draft night trade, the Sixers dealt the rights to Ty Jerome (No. 24 overall pick) and Carsen Edwards (No. 33) to the Celtics for Matisse Thybulle (No. 22). Thybulle has shown promise as a rookie, averaging 4.7 points in 19.5 minutes while becoming a key contributor off the Sixers' bench.
No. 6 — June 23, 2016
The Sixers struck gold in the 2016 draft, selecting Turkish basketball standout Furkan Korkmaz with the 26th overall pick. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he scored 55 points and connected on twelve 3-pointers in two games against the Bulls this season.
Korkmaz came off the bench and torched the Bulls for 31 points, including six 3-pointers, in his first game. He added another six-pack in Game 2, going 6-of-9 from behind the arc, scoring 24 points in another Sixers win.
No. 5 — June 22, 2017
The Sixers landed the top pick for the second straight year, thanks to a pre-draft trade with the Celtics. But Eversley might want this deal back. The Sixers selected Markell Fultz No. 1 overall, while the Celtics took Jayson Tatum with the third pick.
Fultz has been a bust and has since been shipped to Orlando. Tatum has become a star in Boston, finishing third in Rookie of the Year voting to Ben Simmons in 2018, while making his first All Star team in 2020.
No. 4 — Feb. 6, 2019
Eversley and the Sixers completed a blockbuster deal with the Clippers, sending rookie guard Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler and a pair of first-round picks for Tobias Harris. In 27 games with the Sixers last season, Harris averaged 18.2 points per game. He signed a five-year, $180 million contract extension last summer and leads the team in scoring this season at 19.4 points per game.
No. 3 — Nov. 12, 2018
The Sixers landed disgruntled star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Timberwolves in exchange for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless and a second=round pick. In 55 games with the Sixers, Butler averaged 18.1 points and helped lead the team to the Eastern Conference semifinals where they lost in seven games to the Raptors.
No. 2 — July 2, 2019
The Butler era in Philadelphia was short-lived and ended the same way it began, with rumors of friction between him and his teammates. In a sign-and-trade deal, the Sixers shipped Butler to the Heat in a four-team deal that brought guard Josh Richardson to Philadelphia. Richardson is averaging 13.8 points per game in his first season in Philly.
No. 1 — June 23, 2016
Just a month into the job, one of Eversley’s first orders of business was determining who to select with the first overall pick in the 2016 draft. The Sixers selected Ben Simmons, who missed the entire 2016-17 season with a foot injury.
Simmons returned in 2017-18 to win Rookie of the Year honors and has made the All Star team the last two seasons. He became the second fastest player in NBA history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists, behind only Oscar Robertson.