Now that I've had a bit of time to settle down and let this number 2 selection sink in, I strongly believe that the Lakers will end up drafting Ben Simmons this upcoming NBA draft. I think in the end, the Sixers will end up drafting Brandon Ingram just because of fit and because I can definitely see Ben Simmons refusing to work out with Philadelphia for several reasons. But the main reason is because Simmons has had his eye on being in a Lakers uniform for quite some time now.
Now of course, the Philadelphia 76ers have the right to draft Simmons regardless if he decides to work out with the team or not, but seeing that Jerry Colangelo is running the operations of that organization, I can understand if he wants a sure thing for the team rather than someone who for one doesn't fit well with the abundance of big men on their roster already and two, a guy who can possible bolt after his rookie contract for his preferred destination.
Now of course, Colangelo could also trade one or two of their big men for a draft pick, star talent and still draft Ben Simmons to make it work, but again, as I just stated, is Simmons worth the risk when he can just leave for the Lakers at the end of his deal.