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 will use the top pick to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz, sources told ESPN’s Marc Spears, confirming news that was first reported by TNT’s David Aldridge.
The trade will be finalized on Monday. The Celtics will receive a package of picks that includes the Sixers’ No. 3 overall pick this year, 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, donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team’s practice facility, visited the 76ers in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session, with the workout and a meeting with team officials on his itinerary. His visit was expected to be one of the final hurdles to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade.
Fultz said he was trying not to pay much attention to the trade talk.
“I’m truly blessed to
Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19665119/markelle-fultz-works-philadelphia-76ers-amid-draft-trade-talks
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