With the 1st pick in the 2016 NBA Draft the Philadelphia 76ers selected Ben Simmons. Simmons missed the entire 2016-2017 Season due to injury, but when he did make his debut in the 2017-2018 season he did not disappoint. Simmons went on to be the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018 and be named to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team. He also helped lead the Sixers back to the playoffs as the 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and a 1st Round series win over Dwayne Wade & the Miami Heat. In 2019 Simmons continued to improve and was named to his 1st NBA All Star team. Along with Joel Embiid, Simmons has turned the Sixers into a perennial Eastern Conference contender.