Celtics trade No. 1 altogether breeze collect to 76ers

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics have traded a No. 1 collect in this week’s NBA breeze to a Philadelphia 76ers.

Boston will get a Sixers’ pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. The teams concluded to a understanding over a weekend, hours after approaching tip collect Markelle Fultz worked out for a Sixers.

Philadelphia will name initial for a second true year. In 2016, a Sixers picked Ben Simmons, who didn’t play during all during a deteriorate after violation a bone in his foot.

The Celtics could be gearing adult for some-more moves. After finishing with a No. 1 seed in a East this season, they are perplexing to package some of their picks for an determined star that could assistance them tighten a opening on NBA finalists Cleveland and Golden State.

The understanding was initial reported by TheVertical.com.

With Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, boss of basketball operations Danny Ainge is looking to make a understanding like a seven-for-one trade in 2007 that brought Kevin Garnett — and an NBA-record 17th championship — to Boston.

“We’re anxious to be means to name what we design to be an impact actor with a third collect in this year’s really gifted breeze class, while also adding a rarely profitable destiny item as we continue to build towards Banner 18,” Ainge pronounced in a statement.

If Boston binds onto a pick, it would have 7 first-rounders in a subsequent 3 years.

The 76ers have a possibility to supplement a indicate ensure to a register of large group they’ve fabricated by their years of returning to a breeze lottery. Fultz would join Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Simmons.

Fultz’s arise to stardom has been rapid. In 2014, he was personification youth varsity basketball in high propagandize in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

The 6-foot-4 ensure averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his sole college deteriorate during Washington, excelling on a group that finished 9-22 and mislaid a final 13 games. Fultz led a Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division we players, and was a tip beginner scorer in a country.

Philadelphia went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in a prior 3 seasons.

Barring any other changes before Thursday, a initial 4 spots in this year’s breeze sequence would counterpart a first-four from final year: Philadelphia during No. 1, a Los Angeles Lakers during No. 2, Boston during No. 3 and Phoenix during No. 4.

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