Celtics to trade No. 1 Pick to 76ers

"I'm big on that".

According to Aldridge, the price to complete the deal will be at least one future first-round pick, although the exact year, plus protections and such, have yet to be ironed out.

The 76ers have apparently set their sights on taking Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks last season.

In summation, the Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick in a loaded draft for the No. 3 pick (which still could be good) and a future first rounder that cannot be a top selection. That pick could be a protected pick in 2021.

The draft night fireworks have happened three days ahead of schedule. The workout in Philadelphia occurred instead of a previously scheduled meeting with the Celtics. Ball still seems to be the team's preferred choice, but with Paul George all but declaring that he wants to be a Laker after next season, will Magic Johnson and crew try to bring him out West a year early? He arrived at the training complex wearing his own Sixers hat, planned to get a cheesesteak after his workout, and took a photo with Simmons, Joel Embiid and Robert Covington.

"I am incredibly excited that we've acquired the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft", 76ers managing general partner Josh Harris said.

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"It would be pretty cool". Also, Fultz will never be wearing an Adidas jersey...

The trade for Fultz has the Philadelphia 76ers ready to make a run, however, it will be Simmons who will be the one leading the charge. This pick was originally the Brooklyn Nets, which was traded to Boston in the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett blockbuster deal back in 2013. The prevailing thought has been that Boston would be just as happy to land Kansas swingman Josh Jackson as they would be to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz.

Before Friday, it was likely Fultz was going to be a Celtic.

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Over the weekend, the Celtics and the Sixers pulled off a rare feat: trading the No. 1 overall pick. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division 1 players, and was the top freshman scorer in the US. The Aussie missed all of last season with a foot injury.

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