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NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Full two-round look at potential selections

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have acquired the third overall selection of the 2017 NBA Draft and the favorably-protected rights to a future first round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the first overall pick in this year’s draft. “You look at the top end of the draft and I think there’s a chance that there’s going to be a lot of very good players, but it also runs deep into the late first round”.Then the intrigue starts. It was agreed to in principle at that point, with the last holdup being the customary league approval on the terms – which came Monday. If it is not, the Celtics will instead receive either Sacramento’s or Philadelphia’s first round pick in 2019, whichever is more favorable.With Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, Ainge is looking to make a deal like the seven-for-one trade in 2007 that brought Kevin Garnett – and an NBA-record 17th championship – to Boston.Jackson has been heavily rumored to be Danny Ainge’s target on Thursday night, part of the reason he traded out of the first spot (Duke’s Jayson Tatum and Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac are other rumored players).Now, with only Hinkie’s legacy intact and Bryan Colangelo in charge of basketball operations, the Sixers are preparing not only to make their second No. 1 selection in as many years, but to gear up for free agency with newfound cachet. “But we’re not afraid of that”. At the University of Washington, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. In 2014, he was playing junior varsity basketball in high school in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.For athletes around the world, being selected in the NBA Draft can be a lifelong dream, and this will definitely be a special night for each and every one of the prospects who get drafted. The Sixers got the most talented player in the draft with Ben Simmons and added another talented guard in Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot. “This pick provides us a tremendous opportunity to add another foundational player to our promising core”. Last year, season tickets were just under 10,000. He was the top freshman scorer in the country.