Potential No. 1 pick Fultz to work out with 76ers

Solenn Plantier
Juin 19, 2017

The Sixers are in talks to send the third overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft and a future first-rounder to the Boston Celtics in exchange for the Celtics' first overall pick, according to the Vertical. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, it is possible the deal will be agreed upon by day's end.

On Saturday afternoon, Joel Embiid shared a picture of a Markelle Fultz locker already set up along with his go-to phrase: "Trust The Process". Recent reports suggest that the Boston Celtics are nearing a trade to send the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers.

It appears Markelle Fultz will not become a Boston Celtic after all. Only time will tell if Colangelo made the right move in consolidating Sixers draft picks that former general manager Sam Hinkie acquired for the top overall selection. It is also worth noting that Boston apparently believes that the "gap between Fultz and the rest was not big". At 6-4, Fultz can play either backcourt position and can make plays for himself as well as others.

You'd probably be looking at a starting five of Simmons, Fultz, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Embiid. "I'm pretty happy that the players here want me to come here". If he's keeping the pick, Jackson just to me, far and away, is the most Celtics-type player for them to draft.

The Bulls are a team that desperately needs a rebuild and the Celtics should be in win-now mode.

A 6-foot-4 guard, Fultz 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. If the Celtics do not use the No. 3 pick for Jackson, they will look to trade the draft pick for a star player.

Ellis, 31, averaged 8.5 points last season, his lowest output since his rookie season (2005-06).

Only Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08 were better and they were No. 2 picks in their respective draft classes.

In May, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Lowry was "interested" in playing for the Sixers and the front office was planning to offer him a "lucrative contract" in the offseason. "I'm close to home".

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