Trade 'good deal' for Celtics, 76ers

  • Trade 'good deal' for Celtics, 76ers

Trade 'good deal' for Celtics, 76ers

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California guard Jabari Bird raved about Pac-12 rival Fultz after the Sixers' Monday predraft workout with the Sixers in a group that featured Kansas guard Frank Mason III and Duke forward Amile Jefferson, a Philadelphia native.

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Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) dribbles against UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Fultz was the projected number one pick entering this draft and it was assumed that the Celtics would have taken him with the first pick had they kept it. The Sixers were full of young and dynamic players last season but no one took control and ran the team.

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team's fiercest rivals. "So it creates this conundrum in which the only way to get good is to be really bad to attract the good players", Eskin said. "This pick provides us a tremendous opportunity to add another foundational player to our promising core". The rich get richer I guess.

For one team now selecting outside of the lottery, draft fortunes could change before Thursday night if they push the right buttons.

"I talked about that with coach Brad Stevens", Tatum said. Fultz is such an advanced offensive player for his age.

"Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "We're getting the player we want". "They said they love my dad and left it at that". They could look to trade down from No. 3 in hopes to land a superstar like Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks. "They're getting the player they want", said Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations.

"And plan - we can get a head start on planning for some of the things that follow that can also help us with our trade thoughts and free-agent thoughts moving forward".

"According to a high-level front-office source, the reason the Sixers "only" paid a price of two first-round picks is because both teams see little separation between no. 1 and no. 3". They will also have plenty of picks in 2019 as they own their own 2019 pick, Memphis' 2019 pick (if 9+), and the Clippers' 2019 pick (if 15+). The Celtics will get the pick if it falls in slots 2-5 in next summer's National Basketball Association draft lottery. I have all the respect in the world for what business they've done over the last few years. Phil Jackson has shown interest in Jae Crowder, and if he is included along with Boston's FRP from next year, the No. 8 selection should be in play. If Danny Ainge is interested in the trade market, the reality is he has a bundle of picks which could be grouped together along with a player like Jae Crowder to persuade a team to part ways with their star player. "I've been doing my work here and I'm just waiting for tomorrow night and whatever happens, happens".