76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick


He's right in the fact that the Bulls are going to ask for a bunch for Butler (three first-round picks, including the Brooklyn pick without protections that's probably going to be high in 2018) and the point where the Bulls probably don't trade Butler.

Philadelphia completed its trade for the No. 1 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft, landing the pick from the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that clears the way for the 76ers to grab guard Markelle Fultz.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, who first reported on the rumored deal, the Celtics would also get a conditional pick that will be either the Lakers' first-round pick in 2018 or the Sacramento Kings' first-round pick in 2019. Prior to the deal, Fultz worked out in Philadelphia, further firing up the rumors that he'll become No. 1 pick but not for the Celtics.

Once the trade goes through, Philadelphia will own the NBA's No. 1 selection for the second straight season. That visit was essentially the final hurdle to clear before Celtic and the 76ers could decide to actually consummate the trade.

The Boston Celtics angle in this trade is a little more complex.

"I really don't pay a lot of attention to it", Fultz said. I'm truly blessed to be in this position. "I think I'm just a hard worker, and I'll do whatever it takes to help whatever team I go to, to win".

Looking at Boston though, it is clear Ainge needs two more National Basketball Association quality star players to win a title in the current structure. The report states the Sixers will send Boston the 2019 Kings picks if the Lakers' one doesn't convey.

"Pretty cool", Fultz said. Still, a 77% success rate is as good as you'll find anywhere, which bodes well for the likely first overall pick, Markelle Fultz. "The upside of it would be insane".

What I would love to see is Simmons at SF and Covington come off the bench to lead the second unit.

As much as fans can't wait to see Fultz in action- it's the debut of Simmons that has the city on edge. During the 2016-17 season, he averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 76 games.

"We'll still be able to get the player we want in the draft".

Fultz might be a few days away from going one spot better.

"I just wake up and go where they tell me to go", Fultz said. Regardless, this means Boston now has eight first-round picks in the next three drafts.

The fanbase is excited about Fultz arrival and the possibility of a playoff berth this coming season but it will be Simmons who holds the key.

The Sixers center posted on Twitter a selfie with teammate Dario Saric in front of a locker with a Fultz nameplate, headlined by @JoelEmbiid's eternal message: Trust The Process.

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