The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have officially completed a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick in this week's NBA draft from Boston to Philadelphia.
The Sixers, who are expected to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall, traded the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick to the Celtics.
On top of its No. 3 overall pick, Philadelphia is also sending the 2018 first-round pick it owns via the Los Angeles Lakers, which the Sixers acquired from Phoenix at the 2015 trade deadline.
But if that Lakers pick doesn't fall between No. 2 and No. 5 in the 2018 draft, Philadelphia will instead send a 2019 first-rounder to Boston that it acquired from the Sacramento Kings.
"We're thrilled to be able to select what we expect [to] be an impact player with the third pick in this year's very talented draft class, while also adding a highly valuable future asset as we continue to build toward Banner 18," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement.
What does everyone think?
Word was, the Celtics told the Lakers they would be taking Lonzo Ball at #1, and the Lakers were fine with it (they would consider Fultz). So, Boston seems to be making another move.
Is it for Chicago and Jimmy Butler? Are they positioning themselves to take someone like Jackson or Tatum, and trade them to Indiana for Paul George?