Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a commerce where the 76 ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No1 pick
Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a commerce where the 76 ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No1 pick in Thursdays NBA enlist, a source has told the Associated Press.
The Celtics will get the No3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the source. The agreement between the Celtics and 76 ers was struck not long after Fultz worked out for Philadelphia. Once the busines goes through, Philadelphia will own the NBAs No1 selection for the second largest straight season.
Fultz donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the two teams rule facility saw the 76 ers in a hurriedly set get-to-know-you discussion, with the workout and meeting with team officials on his itinerary. That visit was essentially the final obstacle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade.
I dont really pay attention to all that is going on, Fultz read. Im rightfully blest to be in this position. Whatever happens, Im looking forward to taking my abilities to wherever I go.
Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four places in this years draft ordering would reflect the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No1, the Los Angeles Lakers at No2, Boston at No3 and Phoenix at No4.
Fultzs rise to stardom has been rapid. In 2014, he was playing junior varsity basketball in high school. Just 3 years later, hes almost certainly going to become the No1 pick in the NBA draft and if he gets to start his pro occupation by calling Philadelphia his new home, hell be living a two-and-a-half hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
It would be pretty cool. Just being with a young team, Fultz announced. The upside of it would be crazy. Im close to home, so a lot of my family can come out and simply depict love. This metropoli has great fans.
The 6ft 4in sentry averaged 23.2 degrees, 5.7 backlashes and 5.9 shall take part in 25 plays during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 plays. Fultz conducted the Pac-1 2 in scoring and finished No6 among all Division I musicians, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.
Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring median in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006 -0 7, and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007 -0 8. Durant and Beasley were both No2 draft selects. Fultz is apparently going to get taken one spot better. Ill do whatever it takes to help any crew I go to win, Fultz said.
Philadelphia had the No1 draft spot three previous hours, taking Doug Collins in 1973, Allen Iverson in 1996 and Ben Simmons a year ago.
The 76 ers have a top-three pick for the fourth straight time: No3 Joel Embiid in 2014, No3 Jahlil Okafor in 2015 and Simmons in 2016. But with Fultz, Philadelphia which has asked its love to tolerate some extremely grim stretches and Trust The Process for the past few years is very likely to expect to turn a real area toward respectability again.
Philadelphia went 28 -5 4 this past season, after acquiring 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in the previous three seasons.
Last seasons improved win total went with Okafor( 50 ), Embiid( 31) and Simmons( 0) compounding for 81 appearances, as Philadelphias trend of being snakebitten by injuries resumed. Embiid and Dario Saric will finish in the top three when rookie of its first year results get announced on 26 June, and Simmons is expected to be ready for next season after regaining from foot surgery.
Embiid posted a photograph on Saturday of he and Saric standing in front of a locker already enduring Fultzs name. Embiid, he and I have been talking before when I was in college, Fultz answered. Hes a cool person. Hes “re giving me” tips-off and pointers and hes pretty funny, so when I ensure that it was pretty cool and pretty funny. Im fairly happy that the players here want me to come here.