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Fultz works out for 76ers, amid draft trade talks

19 June 2017

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft, clearing the way to select Washington point guard Markelle Fultz, league sources told The Vertical.

There is momentum behind talks that Boston could send the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick plus at least another first rounder.

Wojnarowski also reported that Fultz could meet with the Sixers as soon as Saturday.

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"I'm a pretty good shot-blocker for a point guard so I think helping them with that", Fultz said in his post-workout media availability.

"I come to Philly a lot, and just showing the love for the city", Fultz said of his hat. The Lakers are also looking to take steps forward thanks to the addition of Lonzo Ball or Josh Jackson in this year's draft and maybe by acquiring a star through a trade.

Redick spent the last four years in L.A. with the Clippers and averaged 15 points per game in just over 28 minutes per contest. CORRECTION: The protection on the Lakers pick seems to work the other way-it conveys to the Celtics if it falls between picks two and five, and stays with Philadelphia if it's the first overall or lower than fifth.

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He's right in the fact that the Bulls are going to ask for a bunch for Butler (three first-round picks, including the Brooklyn pick without protections that's probably going to be high in 2018) and the point where the Bulls probably don't trade Butler.

The Vertical and ESPN both reported that Philadelphia is attempting to trade its No. 3 pick and other considerations to snag Fultz, who averaged 23.2 points and 5.9 assists at Washington. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.

Only Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08 were better and they were No. 2 picks in their respective draft classes.

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Pick No. 1 for No. 3 and additional future first rounders for a team that's only 2 picks back in order. Fultz's workout with Los Angeles must have been very impressive for them to consider moving up one spot to take him. The 76ers will now have a core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Fultz for many years to come. Like I said, a dream I always had. But with Fultz, Philadelphia - which has asked its fans to endure some dismal stretches and "Trust The Process" for the past few years - would likely expect to turn a real corner toward respectability again.

Fultz works out for 76ers, amid draft trade talks