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

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

Most expect the Sixers to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall and pair him with Ben Simmons, who missed what would have been his rookie season with a foot injury after going No. 1 a year ago.

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. The Celtics would take whichever one is more favorable. The Celtics has also been rumored to be shopping the pick to several teams with the hope of swapping it for an already established star player. "In a sense, we're using house money". "But to have two quality (first-round picks) in '18 and two quality firsts in '19, there are only so many picks that can be made with the roster spots that you have". By doing this, the Celtics have passed on a superior talent in Markelle Fultz which has left many fans wondering what GM Danny Ainge has in store for the team's future.

The Celtics can also deal the pick, and future picks for a coveted player such as Anthony Davis or Jimmy Butler, who may still be drawing interest from Danny Ainge in a potential trade for No. 3. Using that ammunition to bring in George - who averaged a career-high 23.7 points-per-game on 46-percent shooting last season, and is considered a superstar talent by numerous top National Basketball Association minds - makes too much sense for the Celtics not to pull the trigger if they want to try and legitimately compete with the Cavaliers in a depleted Eastern Conference.

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

Lonzo Ball of UCLA is expected to go No. 2 to the Lakers, although the sides have yet to reach agreement on a deal.

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Adding Hayward could potentially be the start of something special for the Celtics.

"We think there's a really good chance the player we'll take at three is the same player we would have taken at one", Ainge said. That puts the Celtics on the clock in a big decision, seemingly between Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum.

David Griffin's run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. The general manager and team mutually parted ways Monday when owner Dan Gilbert said Griffin's contract will not be extended once it expires June 30.

In terms of the 2017-18 season, think upperclassmen ready to contribute like Iowa State point guard Monte Morris, Kansas point guard Frank Mason, Utah stretch-4 Kyle Kuzma, SMU wing Sterling Brown and Florida State combo forward Devin Robinson.

A team like the Los Angeles Clippers could jump into the mix and convince George to sign a long-term deal.