76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

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Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap NBA draft picks

The front office can use one of their multiple future first-round picks they have from Miami. The news was announced this past weekend when Markelle Fultz delayed his plans to travel to Boston to meet with the Celtics and instead had to detour his plans to Philly.

"Thursday night will see us take another significant step toward building a successful and sustainable basketball program". All this would do is push Boston's first round draft pick to the 2019 draft. I think, ideally, we would like to not only have max flexibility now but also maintain max flexibility next year when this group has a chance to grow a little bit more and perhaps more ready to add a marquee free agent. "I'll do whatever it takes to help any team I go to win". These seven picks, or the players they produce, allow Boston to acquire proven All-Star talent.

Boston will receive the Lakers' 2018 pick if it falls between No. 2 and No. 5.

Los Angeles has been widely considered the landing spot for UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball.

"The odds are in your favor at No. 1, more so than in any other position in the draft, that the player chosen may end up being a franchise-level player", Colangelo said.

This set off another Twitter storm throughout Celtics Nation, seeded by alarm over team president Danny Ainge trading away a pick he has held onto and valued for so long, and running the risk of passing on a potential National Basketball Association star.

"I've been talking to Mike Zarren about this Lakers pick for about a year and a half it seems". The trade only makes sense if they sense Boston would select Jackson at No. 3 overall.

The 76ers acquired the top overall pick from Boston in exchange for their No. 3 selection and a future first-round pick, according to statements released by both teams. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.

The Celtics, who reportedly are equally enamored with two forwards in this year's draft - Kansas' Josh Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum - are still attempting to schedule workouts. But we knew that already, just as we know that the Sixers will select University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz No. 1 overall.

In his only season with Washington, Fultz averaged 23.2 points and 5.9 assists. Now, Philadelphia's starting lineup looks like Ben Simmons, Fultz, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and Joel Embiid.

Most expect the Sixers to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall and pair him with Ben Simmons, who missed what would have been his rookie season with a foot injury after going No. 1 previous year. "I would venture to say we're going to be sold out this year playing to full capacity every night".

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