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.
Trade between Philly and Boston will be finalized on Monday, per source. Sides have agreed. Sixers will get first pick and take Fultz.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 18, 2017
Sixers needed Fultz workout/meeting to complete deal w/ Celtics and, as expected, sides have deal for No. 1 pick. Trade call planned Monday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
Fultz wouldn't have gone into workout with No. 3 without assurance trade was agreed upon. Sides have been locked into deal for 24 hours. https://t.co/IiWBLU8A6z— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
Wojnarowski also has details on the return for Boston:
Sources: For top pick, Sixers planning to send Celtics '17 No. 3 overall pick, '18 FRP (via LA) and '19 FRP (via Kings) - w/ protections.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
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:
Clarification on deal: Besides its 2017 FRP, Philly sends '18 Lakers pick w/ protections. If it doesn't convey, 76ers send 2019 Kings pick.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017