76ers might be willing to deal for the No. 1 pick

76ers might be willing to deal for the No. 1 pick

76ers might be willing to deal for the No. 1 pick

After the Sixers traded for the top overall pick from the Boston Celtics, it spoke a lot on how impressed they are with Markelle Fultz. The agreement between the Celtics and 76ers was struck not long after Fultz worked out for Philadelphia on Saturday evening. If they trade for all of the picks Philadelphia is likely to give them for the top selection, they'd have seven first-round picks in the next three seasons. That visit was essentially the final hurdle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade.

Fultz said earlier he was trying not to pay much attention to the talk.

"Never know where I might land, so I just wanted to see how it is out here", Fultz told reporters.

If this scenario plays out, and trust me I know it's insane and won't all happen, here is what your Celtics team could look like in 2017.

One potential trade had Boston giving the No. 1 the Lakers for the No. 2 pick and another top pick in the draft and then Boston trading down to No. 4 of even No. 5 in a deal with the Phoenix Suns or Sacramento Kings.

The big kicker with adding Fultz is that Philly will be able to spread the wealth among some players now. The Maryland native has blown away scouts and analysts from all over the country with his play since his junior year of high school, the year after he was pumped up from DeMatha Catholic junior varsity squad. Barely three years later, he's nearly certainly going to become the No. 1 pick in the National Basketball Association draft - and if he gets to start his pro career by calling Philadelphia his new home, he'll be living roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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

But management repeatedly has said the team's point guard of the future is 6-foot-10 Ben Simmons, who will be a rookie next season after missing last season because of a foot injury. "The upside of it would be insane". Fultz ended his freshman season averaging 23.2 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. "We're both competing for the same positions, so just stepping out on the court, I'm going to try and beat him in everything I do".

A few things are still way up in the air, like how the Sixers will spend their NBA-best $24.8 million in salary cap space prior to the 2017-18 season. It's been a dream I've always had. The Lakers pick has been part of the discussion with Boston, according to the report.

The Sixers, who selected Simmons first last summer, will become the second team in five years to have consecutive No. 1 picks.

"I play with great players all the time, so whatever (Simmons) needs me to do", he said.