Sixers will acquire No. 1 pick to draft Markelle Fultz

Solenn Plantier
Juin 19, 2017

He can get to the basket and shoot from outside. That's because the point guard is prepared to do whatever is asked of him.

Embid also tweeted out a picture of a Sixers locker with Fultz name already on it.

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed in principle to swap the Nos.

However, Jonathan Wasserman recently reported that the Chicago Bulls could get in on the Sixers' and Celtics' trade.

The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly out of the running for point guard Kyle Lowry, an impending unrestricted free agent, after reaching an agreement with the Boston Celtics to acquire the first overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

But if that Lakers' pick doesn't fall between No. 2 and No. 5 in the 2018 draft, sources say, Philadelphia will instead send a 2019 first-rounder to Boston that it acquired from the Sacramento Kings. On top of that, the Celtics still have the 2018 Brooklyn Nets pick and the 2019 Kings pick.

The 6-foot-4 Fultz, who has a wingspan of 6-9 3/4, visited and worked out for the Sixers on Saturday night. It's something I love to do, and any chance I get, I'm going to be excited. "Whatever happens, I'm looking forward to taking my talents to wherever I go".

However, with the gluttony of first round picks owned by the Sixers, the Lakers were likely never in the running for long as Philadelphia simply had more to get a deal done.

"I think it'd be great to get up-and-down".

"I had some stuff going on with my knee - I don't really want to address it", Fultz said. A combination of such players could be better than the Celtics or give them trouble in the conference for years to come.

Allow yourself to imagine a Sixers' core trio of Fultz, who'll be 20 at the start of the 2017-18 season, Joel Embiid (23) and Ben Simmons (21). He's giving me tips and pointers and he's pretty amusing, so when I saw that it was pretty cool and pretty amusing. "The upside of it would be insane". Fultz will provide much-needed scoring on the perimeter while Embiid, Simmons, and Saric will provide unbelievable length in the frontcourt. The Celtics could have two top-10 picks in the NBA Draft this year, while also landing their superstars.

"I'm truly blessed to be in this position", Fultz said. "It was just a situation where I had stuff going on in my knee and I took care of it", he said.

Though he rushed into the gym for his workout, and in front of a full assemblage of Sixers management and media proceeded to fire numerous blanks in his jump-shot drill. Even if he does end up leaving the team, the Pacers will be in good hands with young Myles Turner. He's scheduled to work out for Philadelphia on Saturday.

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