How to watch the 2017 National Basketball Association draft

Solenn Plantier
Juin 26, 2017

Otherwise, the Celtics will have a choice between the better 2019 first-round pick between Sacramento or Philadelphia.

The Celtics have been linked with either Josh Jackson of Kansas or Jayson Tatum of Duke at No. 3, although multiple media outlets reported the team may be willing to deal the pick.

This trade is huge since Philadelphia also had number one pick in last year's National Basketball Association draft, where they drafted LSU star Ben Simmons.

The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to take UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with the second pick. Well, the Celtics had real interest in George a year ago, diving into serious trade talks with the Pacers to acquire the swing forward at the trade deadline. "I would venture to say we're going to be sold out this year playing to full capacity every night". "I think they're both terrific talents".

The deal is a win-win for both sides. In that scenario, the pick would convey to 2019.

The former Celtics player, now their president of basketball operations, said the magnitude of the trade put it "under the microscope", and he acknowledged that he, as with others in his position, would be "judged" on how such big moves ultimately turned out.

After the pre-draft trade between the Celtics and Sixers was made official yesterday, Celtics GM Danny Ainge held a conference call with reporters to explain his reasoning.

Griffin's departure comes on the anniversary of the Cavs' dramatic Game 7 win over Golden State, capping a historic comeback that gave Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964. We watched the same Finals that everybody did. I think, ideally, we would like to not only have max flexibility now but also maintain max flexibility next year when this group has a chance to grow a little bit more and perhaps more ready to add a marquee free agent. "We came to a conclusion it was the right situation and the right point in the deal progression to make a deal, and we did".

This year, there is also plenty of fans of the Celtics, who were slated to select first before dealing the pick to their Atlantic Division rivals on Monday.

Fultz worked out for the Sixers on Saturday night. It was agreed to in principle at that point, with the last holdup being the customary league approval on the terms.

“We felt like the move from 3 to 1 was worth the cost of a first-round pick in the future, ” 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said. The Sixers had pursued the trade with the Celtics for the No. 1 pick since the draft lottery.

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers finalized their trade that sent the No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers.

“This is certainly a trade that is under the microscope more than others, ” Ainge said. "But we're not afraid of that".

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies, who went 9-22.

The trade will likely result in the Sixers drafting standout Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who is widely regarded as the top prospect in the draft. He was the top freshman scorer in the country. The Sixers used the No. 1 pick a year ago on Ben Simmons, who missed the entire season because of a foot injury.

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