Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team’s fiercest rivals.Danny Ainge isn’t worried.Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the 76ers acquiring the No. 1 pick from the Celtics and netting the chance to draft Washington guard Markelle Fultz. The Celtics moved down two spots to No. 3 and picked up another first-round selection in either 2018 or 2019 — with Ainge saying the deal came at no cost to Boston whatsoever.“We’re getting the player we want. They’re getting the player they want,” said Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations. “And we’re getting an additional player that we want in next year’s draft or the year after. It’s a good deal for both teams.”Read more:Article Continued BelowTime for Masai to make an important call: Doug Smith’s blogThe Warriors might be too good for the game’s good: ArthurEND Lonzo Ball’s draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching


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