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76ers and Celtics agree to deal for No 1 pick

18 Junio 2017, 12:12 | Gerardo Tarin

Markelle Fultz is expected to be the top pick in the NBA Draft 2017 but will he be the Celtics’ pick

Markelle Fultz expected to be top pick of NBA Draft 2017

In the proposed deal, Boston would acquire Philadelphia's No. 3 overall pick in 2017 in a package that includes a future first from the 76ers, sources said.

The assumption has been that the Boston Celtics would take Washington point guard Markelle Fultz with the number one pick in next week's National Basketball Association draft, but a report on Friday suggests the Philadelphia 76ers are attempting to acquire that pick. If the Celtics can pry Griffin away from the Clippers, the Celtics could have a starting lineup of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Butler, Griffin, and Al Horford. Jahlil Okafor's name was mentioned in at least one scenario, though other sources were less confident of the likelihood that happens. Sure, you add another player of value to your team, but neither of them will be as good as what you could get with the pick straight up.

Ellis, 31, averaged 8.5 points last season, his lowest output since his rookie season (2005-06).

On Saturday night, shortly after Markelle Fultz worked out at Philly's practice facility, Aldridge tweeted the deal will be finalized on Monday, with the top pick going to the Sixers, who will take Fultz.

However, none of them are notably better than the other and one of them will be available at No. 4 overall draft pick. In fact, the trade likely won't be announced - and that's assuming both sides can agree on its parameters - which is still very much a work in progress - until draft night Thursday.

However, several reports referenced an article from ESPN's Chad Ford that said the Celtics are quite serious about Jackson. "When I knew Lonzo in high school, I'd never seen his dad before".

Regardless of who they decide to draft, the Sixers roster now has a young core for the foreseeable future. Colangelo, Brown, Eversley and Williams weren't there. If it's out of that range, the Sixers will give the Celtics a protected 2019 first-round pick (Kings).

Earlier, the Sixers worked out Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox, projected to go either No. 4 to Phoenix or No. 5 to Sacramento on most boards.

Cities often pay for a portion of championship parades, but the Warriors said they would pick up all of the parade expenses.

"I haven't gotten assurances from anyone", Fox said. But, right now I'm just anxious about myself. Ball isn't the best shot creator and scorer one-on-one. With that in mind, this deal could morph into something bigger overnight with a third team getting involved. The Pacers have made clear that Paul George isn't on the block at this point, and it'd take more than the pick just to get him.



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