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76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

After giving up the third pick and a future first rounder to secure the top overall selection in this year's draft, the Sixers believe that it was a cheap price to pay for what they got in return.

"I think they're both terrific players", Ainge said. All of this could be a factor in whether the Lakers make a deal with the Pacers for Paul George now or whether they (wisely) wait on the All-Star in free agency next summer.

In a conference call, Ainge explained why the Celtics traded down, saying that he felt Boston's pick was going to be there at No. 3 anyway.

The Celtics are expected to be very much a part of the conversation of moving George, but they might be hampered by his infatuation with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Danny Ainge can thank his 2013 trade with the Nets for the enviable position in which the Celtics find themselves as regular-season contenders with the best future assets in the league.

"I don't think [the Celtics] soured on Fultz", said Himmelsbach.

The Celtics might be good, but that prospective Sixers lineup of Fultz, Embiid, Simmons, and Jahlil Okafor is exciting as shit.

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China is also developing the warm water Gwadar port, a prominent feature of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan. Earlier in May, unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on labourers working on a road in Gwadar's Pishgin area.

If Boston holds onto the pick, it would have seven first-rounders in the next three years.

2 through No. 5.

The 76ers make an aggressive move that promises to land them the top player in the draft. "But we're not afraid of that".

Philadelphia will pair Fultz, a high-scoring point guard out of the University of Washington, with Ben Simmons, last year's No. 1 overall pick who missed the entire season with a foot injury.

With Thomas, the Celtics didn't necessarily need a point guard - which is the piece Philadelphia apparently wanted most. The Sixers used the No. 1 pick a year ago on Ben Simmons, who missed the entire season because of a foot injury. In 2014, he was playing junior varsity basketball in high school in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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. "History suggests that No. 1 has the greatest odds of producing franchise-level talent and we are confident that this year's draft class has that very potential". He was the top freshman scorer in the country.

After completing a trade for the No. 1 overall pick - which will be Markelle Fultz - the team now has a core of young players it hopes will be the bedrock of an eventual title contender. Their miniature point guard was an MVP candidate last season on the Eastern Conference's best team (by regular-season record, at least), and adding a similarly explosive player who thrives with the ball in his hands could have caused problems.


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