Celtics Trade #1 Pick to Philadelphia for #3 Pick in NBA Draft
Sunday, June 18, 2017
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|Celtics GM Danny Ainge|
The Celtics will also receive a 2018 first round pick that the 76ers got in a previous trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.
If the Lakers' pick does not fall between Number 2 and Number 5 in the 2018 draft, Philadelphia will send a 2019 first-round pick to Boston that they acquired from the Sacramento Kings.
The 76ers are expected to draft University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the number one overall pick. Fultz worked out for the 76ers on Saturday.
With the 76ers drafting Fultz, UCLA's Lonzo Ball, Kansas' Joshua Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum are expected to be in play for the Celtics pick.
The 2017 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 22.
Clarification on deal: Besides its 2017 FRP, Philly sends '18 Lakers pick w/ protections. If it doesn't convey, 76ers send 2019 Kings pick.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
Multiple NBA sources believe Celtics are working on another deal. One told me: "Who cares about the protections? They aren't keeping them."— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 18, 2017