See you later Jae Crowder. . .
Friday afternoon, trade rumor started surfacing, regarding the no. 1 draft pick of the Boston Celtics and their division rival, Philadelphia 76ers. With more scouts and general managers believing Markelle Fultz is the best overall player in this year’s draft (including the Lake Show), the Sixers completed a blockbuster deal to ensure they’re drafting their much-needed scoring point guard.
The new deal is set to be finalized Monday, and has Boston trading away their top pick in next week’s draft. The Celtics will receive Philly’s 2017 no. 3 overall pick, and two top picks to follow.
Danny Ainge now gears up to pursue star Gordon Hayward in free agency. It’s likely the team could draft SF Josh Jackson at no. 3, which Jae Crowder could be on the block in a few days.
As far as Philly, Fultz immediately completes the three-headed monster in the city of brotherly love, as he’ll be joining stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Take a look at the full trade breakdown below.
76ers Get: 2017 No. 1 Draft Pick
Celtics Get: 2017 No. 3 Draft Pick, 2018 1st Round Pick (From Lakers Andrew Bynum), 2018 1st Round Pick (From Kings)
Lakers Get: Lonzo Ball. . .