Celtics, 76ers agree to swap top picks; Philly expected to take Markelle Fultz

CAMDEN, N.J. — The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed in principle to swap the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday’s NBA draft, and Philadelphia is expected to use the No. 1 pick on Washington guard Markelle Fultz, sources told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, confirming news that was first reported by TNT’s David Aldridge.

The Celtics will receive at least one additional first-round pick in the deal, sources told ESPN. Sources say Philadelphia, on top of its No. 3 overall pick, is 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, sources say, Philadelphia will instead send a 2019 first-rounder to Boston that it acquired from the Sacramento Kings.

The trade is likely to be finalized on Monday, sources said.

Fultz worked out for the 76ers on Saturday, a day after ESPN reported that the teams were in serious talks to swap their picks.

Fultz,

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19665119/boston-celtics-philadelphia-76ers-agree-swap-nos-1-3-draft-picks

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