Boston Celtics Trade First Pick, Sixers to Draft Fultz
While in most years the big question revolving the NBA Draft is who goes number one, 2017’s first overall selection has all but been locked in. The real question now becomes – which prospect will hear his name called after the Philadelphia 76ers select point guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick?
After a few days of rumours, a trade has been completed and the Boston Celtics have moved the first pick over to the Philadelphia 76ers who have all but confirmed that they will use it to pick the Washington guard. Fultz payed a visit to the Sixers this morning as both teams completed the deal.
Hangin' with the fellas. pic.twitter.com/KNFjdoF0gN
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 18, 2017
According to none other than Adrian Wojnarowski, the trade is said to be made official on Monday, but since Fultz did head down to Philadelphia, that signifies that a trade has been agreed upon between the two clubs.
Sources: For top pick, Sixers planning to send Celtics '17 No. 3 overall pick, '18 FRP (via LA) and '19 FRP (via Kings) – w/ protections.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
Los Angeles Lakers are now on the clock, but there have been rumours that they too may be shopping the second pick. LaVar Ball’s patience is running thin, will the Lakers end up taking Lonzo with the second overall pick on draft night?