The agreement between the Celtics and 76ers was struck not long after Fultz worked out for the 76ers. However, they’ve agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to swap the Nos.
“I really don’t pay a lot of attention to it”, Fultz said of the trade talks. “I’m big on that”.
Recently, all of the speculation has been about the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.
The Sixers’ front office executives and coach Brett Brown were not available to speak, but a league source said Saturday night that the deal will be completed today since the National Basketball Association office was closed over the weekend.
The fact the Sixers were willing to potentially not only give up the Lakers pick next year but the Kings pick the following, as well shows how General Manager Bryan Colangelo saw this move as one he had to make – and rightly so.
Once the trade goes through, the 76ers would own the NBA’s No. 1 selection for the second-straight season. Philadelphia would get the No. 1 pick, Los Angeles would have No. 2, Boston No. 3 and Phoenix No. 4. That pick could be a protected pick in 2021. The Sixers will still get one of those picks to either add to their young core, or have in their back pockets to use for a future trade.
Fultz has followed a hectic workout schedule.
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“I think they’re both terrific players”, Ainge said.
“It’s pretty special I got to do it in front of my family on Father’s Day in LA”, said Taurasi, who finished with 19 points. Rumor has it that Danny Ainge would like to package the extra picks acquired here to bring in an established superstar.
Smith said that the Bulls offered Butler to the 76ers in an attempt to acquire the third overall pick in the draft, but that Philadelphia wasn’t interested.
That the University of Washington point guard worked out for the Sixers was an indication that the team was close to acquiring from the Celtics the only flawless fit in the National Basketball Association draft. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists when he played for Washington’s 25 games.
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. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. But Celtics devotees can be confident – and thankful – that his batting average is higher than the.220 he posted in three Major League Baseball seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Sixers had been trying to set up an interview with Fultz for two days. How could a team pass on a chance to select Markelle Fultz? “I’m close to home”.
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