76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick

Alberta MMA fighter and boxer Tim Hague

Alberta MMA fighter and boxer Tim Hague

This is a tremendous trade for the Sixers for so many reasons. Fultz worked out with the 76ers Saturday, one day after the teams reportedly agreed to trade their picks. But the pick of Fultz, independent of everything else, is important for the Sixers.

Hours before Fultz's arrival at the team's practice site in Camden, N.J., Joel Embiid tweeted out a selfie of himself and Dario Saric standing in front of a locker with a Markelle Fultz name plate. Perhaps, as one Philadelphia 76ers article said months ago, Karma steered Markelle Fultz to the Philadelphia 76ers all along. "Whatever happens, I'm looking forward to taking my talents wherever I go".

For only the third time in the National Basketball Association draft-lottery era, the team with the top overall pick traded it away.

Fultz's rise to stardom has been rapid.

Of course, the #1 pick in a draft with a clear top player is worth a lot more than the #7, and it appears as though Boston will receive yet another high lottery pick in return, albeit in a future draft. Barely three years later, he's nearly certainly going to become the No. 1 pick. Barely three years later, he is 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 will be living near his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. "[The last few days have] been insane, man", Fultz said.

The last couple of days have been rather eventful for the Boston Celtics. It's been a blessing. It's been a dream I've always had.

"I just wake up and go where they tell me to go", Fultz said.

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds as a Washington freshman while also knocking down 41.3 percent of his 3-pointers. The Celtics didn't really need the top pick, as Fultz and Ball have been looked at as the top options, but both are point guards. That haul will give the Celtics an opportunity to package all those firsts and make a run at an established star player to go with their current core group, featuring All-Stars Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, and second-year forward Jaylen Brown.

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. The 76ers have a top-three pick for the fourth straight year: In addition to Simmons, they took Embiid at No. 3 in 2014 and Jahlil Okaforat No. 3 in 2015. Many had their own theories about what's next for the Celtics as they load up picks, while others focused more on the excitement of Fultz likely heading to Philadelphia in a few weeks.

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