Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

NBA Philadelphia 76ers Press Conference

The trade that has sent shockwaves through the National Basketball Association all weekend - Philadelphia acquires Boston's No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft in exchange for the No. 3 and a future first-rounder - became official Monday, signaling the 76ers are serious about winning now and the Celtics are planning ... something.

The Sixers are fully expected to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the top pick.

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. It could be a 2018 pick that originally belonged to the Lakers, if it falls between the second and fifth slots, but if that doesn't happen, Boston will receive the better of either Philadelphia's or Sacramento's 2019 first-rounders, barring one of those being the first overall that year.

The usually ho-hum NBA Draft suddenly got incredibly interesting overnight, with the confirmation of the long-suspected trade between Philly and the Boston Celtics, that will now see the Sixers pick first overall in the draft, rather than the Boston boys. "I'll do whatever it takes to help any team I go to win". The difference in salary between the first pick and third pick is $1.4 million, and every dollar matters if the Celtics are trying to land a player such as Utah's Gordon Hayward or Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin.

"We'll still be able to get the player we want in the draft".

But the Sixers undoubtedly view their successful trade with the Celtics in which the Sixers have nabbed the No. 1 overall pick from Boston, as their biggest one yet.

The Celtics now have rights to seven first round #Draft Picks over the next three years.

Meet Jay Sekulow, Trump's TV lawyer
Any kind of alleged effort to interfere in an investigation could potentially lead to an obstruction of justice investigation targeting the president and his aides.

The most complete player in the draft, Fultz is also the best option to pair to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

The Celtics and 76ers had agreed on the parameters of a deal on Saturday night after Philadelphia held a workout with Fultz, who will become the fourth No 1 overall pick in franchise history by the 76ers at the draft to be held in Brooklyn.

The most interesting aspect of the trade is the future first-round pick.

"First of all, Embiid, he and I have been talking before when I was in college", Fultz said. "I would venture to say we're going to be sold out this year playing to full capacity every night".

But Fultz is the only prospect who can do all of the things the Sixers need in a player. Well, the Celtics had real interest in George a year ago, diving into serious trade talks with the Pacers to acquire the swing forward at the trade deadline.

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day.

"Another realistic scenario? The Celtics use No. 3 and the newly-acquired Lakers/Kings pick to make another run at either Jimmy Butler or Paul George".

Related News:

  • Amazon Inc Continues to Expand, Buys Whole Foods Market

    But there have been challenges. "That sort of thing has gone on for a while", Dineen said at The Alameda Whole Foods in San Jose. The shift started within minutes of the announcement online retailer Amazon would taking over the grocery chain Whole Foods .

    Governors in both parties reject health care bill passed by House

    We can not say the same about the health insurance millions of Americans count on. "Nobody's hiding the ball here". Instead, it wants Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul of President Barack Obama's health care law.
    Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 8 on August  26

    Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 8 on August 26

    You will get S-Pen within the box, but you will have to buy Book Cover and Keyboard Cover separately for Rs. 2999 and Rs. 8499. The rear camera is capable of recording 2160p videos, while the front-facing camera can handle videos of 1080p quality.
  • Democrats stall US Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy

    The Affordable Care Act that the Republicans propose to repeal and replace was a product of 14 months of hearings and amendments. MCEVERS: And McConnell says he wants a vote on this bill before the July 4 congressional recess.
    United Kingdom  is ready to talk Brexit negotiations with EU

    United Kingdom is ready to talk Brexit negotiations with EU

    Barnier however said that "a fair deal is possible and is far better than no deal - that is what I said to David today". Barnier said: "Today, we are launching the negotiations and orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU".

    Boohoo.Com PLC (BOO) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital

    Shore Capital reaffirmed a house stock rating on shares of N Brown Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Limited Company has invested 0.06% in Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX).
  • A Made-Up Story? Jay Sekulow Sets Record Straight on Trump Investigation

    On Fox News Sunday , Sekulow seemed to confirm, as well as deny an investigation, as he defended Trump's decision to fire Comey. Asked on NBC whether Trump's social-media commentary may be created to intimidate Rosenstein or Mueller, Sen.
    Durant pushes Warriors to 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

    Durant pushes Warriors to 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

    James was knocked flat in the first quarter, when he accidentally got blasted in the chin by teammate Tristan Thompson's shoulder. We managed our minutes throughout the year a lot better, and I've been smarter about just taking care of my body.

    Finsbury Park Attack Suspect's Name Revealed Shouts 'I'm Gonna Kill All Muslims'

    Northumbria Police say there will be additional patrols taking place around all places of worship, including mosques this week. She said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency officials who responded to the incident.
  • Pak army mocks India after Champions Trophy victory

    India could never recover after that and spiralled to an almost-shameful total of 158/10. "It was disappointing. This is a young team . "When we arrived here we were ranked 8th, and now we are the champions".
    NEET 2017: Result this week, students await 8 marks for ambiguous questions

    NEET 2017: Result this week, students await 8 marks for ambiguous questions

    A total of 11,38,890 students registered for this examination including 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners. Around 12 lakh students had appeared for NEET 2017 , out of which 10.50 lakh had taken their exam in English and Hindi.

    Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

    I wonder how Trump defines "loyalty". "That said, I think they should look at everything". "Good luck trying to represent him". Well known in the Manhattan business circles that Trump inhabits, Kasowitz has a reputation as a bare-knuckles court brawler.


Most liked

Real Madrid boss Perez must tackle Ronaldo crisis
The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. But Bayern have taken the unsusual step of issuing a statement to deny they are interested in the the player.

Defence Forces members at hotel during terror attack in Mali
Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special force, said there is believed to be between three ad four assailants. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the Malian victim worked for the European delegation in Bamako .

Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"
And not unlike others who advise Trump on personal matters, Sekulow regularly appears on Fox News, as well as hosts a syndicated daily radio talk show.

PM: Details of agreement with DUP will be made public
We will speak with Sinn Fein again on Monday to try and get that set up as quickly as possible, because devolution works and works for everybody in Northern Ireland.

NHL Expansion Draft 2017 Protection List Made Public
Now, the rest of the league knows what players could be headed to Vegas and who will stay with their current teams. Teams can either go seven forwards , three defenseman, and a goalie or they can go any eight skaters and a goalie.

Ainge sees no risk in making trade
In trading for a player at Butler's caliber, the Celtics would get a solid two-way star who would make an impact right away. Griffin's departure comes three days before the draft - the Cavs are now without a pick - and on the eve of free agency.

Paris Air Show tries to boost flight industry
The F-35 flew briefly at the Farnborough Air Show last year but this year in Paris it will have its debut aerial demonstrations. The world's largest Airshow - the global Paris air show Le Bourget - began today at namesake airport near the capital of France.

What to make of MSCI's decision on China A-shares
One of the major events of the market this week should be MSCI's decision on the potential inclusion of mainland Chinese stocks . Chinese regulators have to approve any non-Chinese investment products, such as MSCI indexes, that include A-shares.

Florentino Perez set to remain as Real Madrid president
But in a later interview with the radio station Onda Cero he revealed he had plans to talk to the player in the coming days. Cristiano Ronaldo is interested in the possibility of returning to Manchester United this summer, Sky sources understand.

Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for helping Russia in arranging Confederations Cup
Federation Internationale de Football Association later released still images of a razor-thin offside margin. It took about 30 seconds for the decision to be announced.

Millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff favored to win Tom Price's House seat
The ad connected Democrats with the shooting, stating that a win for Ossoff (the Democrat) would be a win for extremism. Narrow defeats there, with talk of moral victories, have only gone so far. "There's 24 seats they need to win".

Celtics confirm they will trade No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers
Two front-office sources I've spoken to said the Celtics have already explored the possibility of moving down again in the draft. If the Sixers believe Fultz will be that franchise-altering player - and they turn out to be right - the trade is a no-brainer.

London fire: Tragedy caused by years of neglect - Khan
They made images public to give people an idea of the scale of the challenge they are facing as they now try to identify victims. She said earlier that the national mood is somber but that Britain is resolute in the face of adversity.

Twitter Launching TV Campaign With Chance The Rapper
One of the main arguments in favor of social-networking companies is that they're poised to grow by taking TV ad dollars. Plenty reply, including the legendary David Crosby , who says: "How about any song with real instruments?".

Ronaldo only leaving if a club pays €1billion exit clause, insists Perez
But in a later interview with radio station Onda Cero he revealed he had plans to talk to the Portuguese in the coming days. I am sure that Cristiano complies with his tax duties, it must be a confusion that will be cleared".