The Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to send their first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers

TNT’s David Aldridge broke the news about the deal, which will be finalized Monday. Boston got the first overall pick this year in the Paul PierceKevin Garnett deal with the Brooklyn Nets, and while the package hasn’t been revealed, it’s hard to see it not include the 76ers’ third overall choice.

The biggest piece of news here is that the Sixers will be taking Markelle Fultz. After a stellar season with the Washington Huskies, Fultz was the consensus choice to go first overall. He’s got everything a team would want in an elite guard. At 6-4, Fultz can play either backcourt position and can make plays for himself as well as others. Additionally, he plays defense and will give Philly the explosive guard that they desperately need.

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In 25 games, Fultz averaged 23.2 points on 47.6 percent from the field. He added 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and a very impressive 1.2 blocks in just under 36 minutes a night.

He’ll be joining the core headlined by Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, and the 76ers now have one of the best foundations in the NBA.


The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the 76ers are sending first-rounders for 2018 (Lakers) and 2019 (Kings) in addition to their selection this year.

This page will be updated as more details are revealed.

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