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National Basketball Association draft pick rumor: Philadelphia 76ers might acquire Markelle Fultz

National Basketball Association draft pick rumor: Philadelphia 76ers might acquire Markelle Fultz”

And by all accounts, the Celtics looked to draft Fultz and never look back.

The 76ers have a chance to add a point guard to the roster of big men they've assembled through their years of returning to the draft lottery.

"I am incredibly excited that we've acquired the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft", 76ers managing general partner Josh Harris said.

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics agreed to a trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick to Philly with the intention of selecting Washington guard Markelle Fultz. In 2006, Ainge, in an arranged move, took Randy Foye at No. 7 and moved him with Raef LaFrentz and Dan Dickau to the Portland Trail Blazers for Theo Ratliff and Sebastian Telfair.

In exchange, the Celtics will receive at least one additional first-round pick in the deal.

The former University of Washington star Markelle Fultz worked out for the purple and gold team on Thursday, and director of basketball operations for the Lakers Magic Johnson "is in love" with Fultz, according to Jonathan Givony‏ of Draft Express. The Philadelphia 76ers now hold the top pick once again.

This could potentially be music to all Celtics fans' ears. If the 2018 Lakers pick falls to between 2-5 in next year's draft, the pick goes to the Celtics.

The Celtics could still flip the No. 3 pick in another trade. The front office can use one of their multiple future first-round picks they have from Miami.

"They have a young team, and I think the upside of it would be insane", the Upper Marlboro, Md., native said after the brief workout.

There's a lot of uncertainty at this juncture. "Pritchard has yet to show an inclination to engage the Lakers, but has discussed deals with several teams-including Cleveland-in which the expectation of teams would be that George is a 'one-year rental.' The Cavaliers are devoid of the kind of young players and future picks that in might want in return for George, and George has never mentioned the Cavaliers as an intriguing destination". He was emphatic that there could be no such issue.

Just having a player like Fultz to make sure Embiid gets the ball, or to create offense when things stall in the initial action, is going to do wonders for a Sixers offense that has been akin to primordial ooze lounging in a swamp. In order to give away their No. 1 pick, the Celtics had to review the effects. "I'm pretty happy that the players here want me to come here". Ainge also referenced how the Houston Rockets were able to pounce when James Harden became available in October 2012.

Boston will get the 76ers third overall pick, where there will be a bunch of nice young players to choose from, including the possibility of either Kansas' Josh Jackson or UCLA's Lonzo Ball.



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