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Report: Celtics and Sixers Will Swap #1 Pick in 2017 NBA Draft

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According to David Aldridge and Adrian Wojnarowski, a rumored blockbuster trade for Markelle Fultz will be consummated.

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According to David Aldridge of TNT and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76’ers have agreed on a deal that will send the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to Philadelphia. The Sixers are expected to select Markelle Fultz, a 6’4” point guard from the University of Washington, generally considered the top player in this year’s draft class.

Wojnarowski also has details on the return for Boston:

When consummated, the trade will mark the seventh time in NBA history that the #1 overall pick has been traded. Other notable players swapped in the same summer they were drafted first overall include Andrew Wiggins, Chris Webber, and Joe Barry Carroll.

Fultz averaged 23.2 ppg with 5.9 assists on 50.1% shooting from the field, 41.3% from the three-point arc during his single season at Washington. He is expected to team with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to sustain Philadelphia for the next decade.

Update 8:50 PM

Wojnarowski offers clarification on the compensation coming to Boston: