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Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers

Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the 76ers acquiring the No. 1 pick from the Celtics and netting the chance to draft Washington guard Markelle Fultz.1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick which may come in 2018 from the Lakers, or 2019 from the Kings, but figures to be in the top five either way.When the news broke over the weekend that the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers were swapping draft picks, NBA Draft Week took on an entirely different tone.As a result, the Sixers are free to pick Washington point guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall selection in the National Basketball Association draft. Gordon Hayward has also been a favorite considering his former coach in college Brad Stevens is the current head coach for the Celtics.This big personality has caused some National Basketball Association teams to move away from Ball, even though his main goal is to become a Laker. He traveled from Maryland to work out for the team on Saturday night as trade talks heated up. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Celtics are considering drafting Kansas forward Josh Jackson and Duke forward Jayson Tatum.Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for a Washington Huskies team that was 9-22. “The timing of the deal and the protections on the pick suggests both teams were negotiating on common grounds”. Boston would receive the same player and get an additional future first round pick in the process.The long answer concerns the next two teams: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.”I think January gave everyone a taste of what success feels like”, Colangelo said. “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.Boston, meanwhile, could potentially own the draft rights to seven first-round selections over the next three seasons.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. With the Celtics attempting to build a championship caliber team in the near future, the team will look to use its assets to create a win now team. “With the certainty of No. 1, we know we control our circumstances”. But I think were still moving on the same path. The Belgian-born guard, who played professionally in France a year ago, is an all-around point guard who has unmatched professional experience compared to other potential high picks. However, if either of those picks ends up as No. 1 the Celtics will receive the rights to less favorable of those two picks. Fultz would join a Philadelphia roster that includes Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and 2017 Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.