Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

21 June, 2017, 03:14 | Author: Felix Jensen

"We are very pleased with the outcome of this trade, which puts us in the enviable position of selecting first overall in consecutive draft years", Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in the statement. They have a solid roster of good players, if not superstars, led by Thomas and Al Horford and complemented by Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Its a good deal for both teams.”. "They have a lot of future assets, and we're going to get a player that we like in addition to some further assets".

To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Fultz is projected to go to the Sixers with the first pick and Ball is projected to go to the Lakers - the only team he has worked out for - as the second pick. He added that the Celtics would then sign Gordon Hayward in free agency.

"I think he's supertalented, superexplosive", Bird said.

So the way he looks at it, the deal is a win-win.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick in the draft and are expected to select University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) standout Lonzo Ball. However, Celtics president Danny Ainge still believes they will get the player they would have selected at number one.

"We are certainly aware of our competition", Ainge said.

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. We watched the same Finals that everybody did. If the Celtics decide to make a move for a star before the draft, they could be in position to make serious noise in the National Basketball Association next season.

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One of the byproducts of the Philadelphia 76ers' tanking over roughly four years is that fans were stuck in an alternate universe where losing was to be accepted - celebrated, even - and winning was viewed as counterproductive. NBA.com says the news came from "league sources", while the one from Los Angeles Times only said Boston and Philadelphia "agreed in principle".

There are some conditions on the future first-rounder Boston gets out of this deal.

The Celtics gave up the No. 1 pick for the Sixers' No. 3 pick and either the Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (if it falls between 2-5 next year) or the Kings' first-round pick in 2019.

The blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers for the first pick in the NBA Draft is now official. The other option is to trade for someone who complements Paul George'2 style of play in preparation for 2018. "But we're not afraid of that".

Last season, Monk averaged 19.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field. He was the top freshman scorer in the country. The Sixers used the No. 1 pick past year on Ben Simmons, who missed the entire season because of a foot injury.

Philadelphia has an extremely talented young core with Fultz, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dari Saric and others. "I can't wait for the draft on Thursday and continue to move forward".

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