We know about Any Given Sunday and now we have Any Given Wednesday. What about Any Given Friday? Who’s to say what can happen today? Who’s to say what news dump awaits us at 5:00 p.m. Eastern from whichever university needs to get some terrible announcement out of the way and pray that we don’t notice? Who’s to say what post-NBA Draft trade isn’t coming down the pike? Who’s to say which notable person that we all like is about to get Crying Jordan’d and then we don’t like them anymore? Yeah, exactly. Any Given Friday, it could happen. And this is Any Given Friday’s Cheat Sheet… 

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Ben Simmons poses with Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 23: Ben Simmons poses with Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sixers take Ben Simmons with first pick in 2016 NBA Draft

To the surprise of no one, LSU’s Ben Simmons kicked off what actually ended up being a pretty surprising NBA Draft when the Philadelphia Sixers took him with the No. overall pick.

Before we go any further, let us all take a moment to remember who got us here:

If only Sam Hinkie were still alive to see this…

While the Simmons selection was a no-brainer and at least one more pick made sense (Lakers take Duke freshman Brandon Ingram before the Celtics went and took Jaylen Brown with the third pick. From there, things got wacky in a hurry. Credit where credit is due, Adrian Wojnarowski seemed to be the one dropping all the bombs.

Woj dropped what had to be the biggest bomb of the evening early on. The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, forward Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to No. 11 overall pick Domantas Sabonis. Whether or not that’s enough to keep Kevin Durant in the fold remains to be seen.

In the meantime, the shockwaves reverberated across Twitter…

Some of the other draft day trades include the Nets sending Thaddeus Young to the Pacers for the 20th pick (Caris LeVert), the Kings sending Marco Belinelli to the Hornets for the No. 22 pick (Malachi Richardson), and the Celtics picking Deyonta Davis 31st and immediately trading to the Grizzlies.

Back to the draft picks, Kris Dunn went fifth overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves and while he didn’t sport a suit from the fanciest of clothiers (JC Penney), he made up for it and then some with his Gucci shoes.

And while we’re at it, it was a big time for JC Penney.

The next trade of the evening saw the Phoenix Suns trade the No. 13 pick and Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Sacramento Kings for the No. 8 pick, which they used to pick Marquese Chriss, who came out of nowhere in recent weeks to suddenly be a lottery pick.

Speaking of the Kings and that 13th pick, they used that on Greece’s Georgios Papagiannis. It’s a pick that left a lot of people scratching their heads, including Kings player DeMarcus Cousins.

About Sean Keeley

A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation, Curbed, Neighborhoods.com, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.