Celtics Deal Top Overall Pick To 76ers In Pre-Draft Blockbuster
Never underestimate the power of Trader Danny.
multiple reports circulated Friday saying that the Boston Celtics were deep in "serious" trade talks with the Philadelphia 76ers, regarding Boston's top overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft,
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the C's will be receiving the third overall pick in the this year's draft along with potentially two more first rounders from Philly.
Boston now has the ability to take a player they are reportedly enthralled with, in Kansas' Josh Jackson, while also having more future picks in hand to either use in the next couple of draft or package for a true elite veteran with service years remaining on his deal.
The C's had little need for a player with expected top pick Markelle Fultz' capabilities, as they have a glut of guards on the team, and now have more flexibility to see what they can do in the trade market or upcoming drafts.
The Sixers are expected to use the first overall pick on Fultz, who met with and worked out for the team Saturday afternoon.