Celtics Trade #1 Pick to Philadelphia for #3 Pick in NBA Draft

Sunday, June 18, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Celtics GM Danny Ainge
The Boston Celtics have traded the number one pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the number three pick, according to multiple reports. The deal is expected to be finalized on Monday, June 19.

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.

 

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