The NBA Draft is upon us this week, and the 76ers have already added some spice to the fold.
Sixers needed Fultz workout/meeting to complete deal w/ Celtics and, as expected, sides have deal for No. 1 pick. Trade call planned Monday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
NBA reporters started clamoring over the weekend amid speculation the Celtics were taking offers for the top overall pick in the draft.
The Celtics and 76ers have agreed on a trade sending the first overall pick to Philadelphia. (@WojVerticalNBA)
— LegionHoops.com (@LegionWebsite) June 18, 2017
The Sixers were by far the only team that could offer anything resembling value, and finally decided to pull the trigger for a game-changer in Markelle Fultz. The Sixers gave up this year’s number three overall pick and a future first for the move up.
Celtics fans after seeing Ainge trade the number 1 pick pic.twitter.com/XDdGL3RUq6
— Adam Abramson (@Adam_Abramson1) June 18, 2017
The top of the draft just changed drastically, with the Celtics now in play at three for Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum.
Celtics FINALLY get lucky & get the #1 pick & Ainge wants to trade it away so he can get another future pick. pic.twitter.com/BXo9uhRMGW
— CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) June 17, 2017
And with Fultz now all but a Sixer, the future just got that much brighter in Philly.