The Sixers and Celtics agreed to a trade that sees Philly acquire this year's #1 pick, in exchange for this year's #3 pick, and a future first round draft pick. And we'll get an additional player that we want in next year's draft, or the year after.
"I thought they needed to get multiple assets back, at least three, maybe a player, something along those lines".
Talks between Celtics President Danny Ainge and 76ers General Manager Bryan Colangelo progressed rapidly late last week, with 76ers management reportedly putting higher value on Fultz than the Celtics.
"Right now I wish they were picking at one on Thursday night".
Duke's Jayson Tatum, an offensively advanced forward who worked out for the Celtics in their Waltham practice facility this morning, and Kansas forward Josh Jackson have both been rated in the top four by the team.
I believe, though am not certain, the Celtics would have picked Fultz if they kept the No. 1 pick.
The Celtics could be gearing up for more moves.
"It's going to be those five guys", one National Basketball Association executive whose team has a mid-first-round pick told the Times. "So I think that this is a good fit for both teams". "And we still feel that way", Ainge said in a conference call.
The Boston Celtics made the trade of the No.1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76er's official on Monday.
The Celtics can do what they like with the third pick.
The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. Fultz would join a Philadelphia roster that includes Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and 2017 Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.
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But while Colangelo's shot fired Ainge's way could be a bit of gamesmanship with a rival he's expecting to battle against as the East's next great team, it was more a sign of respect from Colangelo, who admitted that it's hard to do business with Ainge because they know one another so well dating back to their days with the Suns.