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Markelle Fultz goes first to Philadelphia in NBA draft as teams look for ways to compete with Warriors

Markelle Fultz goes first to Philadelphia in NBA draft as teams look for ways to compete with Warriors

Peering out onto the draft party inside the Lakers’ El Segundo facility, 10 spotless golden trophies, symbols of excellence in the NBA, sit behind a glass window.

You can see them, but you can’t touch.

It’s a feeling teams around the NBA can surely relate to right now.

After Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and the rest of the Golden State Warriors went 16-1 in the NBA playoffs, a second-story display might be as close anyone gets to the Larry O’Brien trophy for a while.

The Warriors’ dominance defined Thursday’s NBA draft, where teams either plotted for the future or loaded up for a run at one of the best teams in league...

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