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

19 June 2017, 06:15 | Charlene Valdez

The biggest piece of news here is that the Sixers will be taking Markelle Fultz. He is considered the best two-way prospect in the draft. He can get to the basket and shoot from outside.

That could mean Ainge was notably lower than the consensus on the Washington guard, who many scouts and analysts view as a potentially transcendent talent at point.

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds as a Washington freshman while also knocking down 41.3 percent of his 3-pointers.

A team source confirmed that the Celtics will get that Lakers pick if it falls between Nos. 2-5.

The Boston Celtics are expected to announce Monday that they will send the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for this year's third overall pick and a protected 2018 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year's draft order would mirror the first four from last year: Philadelphia at No. 1, the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, Boston at No. 3 and Phoenix at No. 4. They have plenty of future picks from other teams, including the Laker's first round selection in 2018 and the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first round pick.

"If I'm running the floor or I'm setting the screen for him or giving it back, it doesn't matter", Fultz said during his predraft workout Saturday night with the Sixers. I wake up every morning and get ready to go to the gym. I don't think so.

Fultz said the knee "is great", which he demonstrated by getting up and down the court and jumping quite well.

"They have a young team, and I think the upside of it would be insane", Fultz, an Upper Marlboro, Md., native, said after the workout. "I'm pretty happy that the players here want to come here".


The 76ers will now have a core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Fultz for many years to come. That's why stockpiling future assets could trump drafting a certain player in this draft. "The upside of it would be insane". Philadelphia already brought in another point guard, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, for a workout on Saturday.

The potential trade of the Boston Celtics No.1 pick the the Philadelphia 76er's is looking very real at the moment.

The trade would enable the Sixers to draft Fultz, who is said by many to be a ideal fit for the team.

"So when I saw that it was pretty cool and pretty amusing", he said of the selfie.

No Sixers executives were available to the media.

Recently, all of the speculation has been about the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Fultz said earlier he was trying not to pay much attention to the talk. "I'm close to home".

If the Sixers are fortunate, Fultz will get to achieve them in Philadelphia.



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