Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers

Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers”

TNT's David Aldridge reported on Saturday that the Philadelphia 76ers, owners of the third-overall selection in this Thursday's draft, had agreed to swap picks with the Boston Celtics, who now hold the first-overall pick.

And through all the trials and tribulations, it seems that the Sixers will finally get their man, and their second-straight number one overall pick.

Fultz even said some good words on Embiid, "First of all, Embiid, he and I have been talking before when I was in college". National Basketball Association analysts are predicting that Philadelphia is trying to make a "Big 3", with Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid as their core three players.

"It's going to be those five guys", one National Basketball Association executive whose team has a mid-first-round pick told the Times. The trade will bring them the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft in which they will use to select PG Markelle Fultz.

He worked out for the Lakers three days ago as a follow-up to his Celtics workout, apparently getting enough rest from his right knee injury that caused him to miss five of his last seven games for the Huskies.

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From this point, the 76ers pretty much know what they're going to do on Thursday night with the first overall pick.

By trading away the No. 1pick, the Celtics would pass on Fultz who is expected to be a future superstar but a possibility of landing Josh Jackson a swingman from Kansas at No. 3 is quite appealing for the Celtics who need help at the wing position more than they do in the backcourt.

And that means the Celtics could be gearing up for more moves soon. They would have to include higher-salary players like Tyler Zeller, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, or Marcus Smart in the trade for Butler or find teams to take their salaries.

The 6-foot-4 Fultz. who has a wingspan of 6-9 3/4, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and shot 41.3 percent from 3-pointers during his only collegiate season. In 2016, the Sixers picked Ben Simmons, who didn't play at all during the season after breaking a bone in his foot.

The Celtics face the impending free agencies of their three top guards - Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart - next summer, meaning this is their best chance to strike it big on the free agent market. He was the top freshman scorer in the country. How numerous second overall picks from the Lottery era can you name in six minutes? "This pick provides us a tremendous opportunity to add another foundational player to our promising core". His workout was the final domino for Philadelphia to OK the deal, according to Wojnarowski and other reports.

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