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The blockbuster trade to shake up the 2017 NBA Draft now appears to be a go.
The Boston Celtics are trading the first pick in the upcoming NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to multiple reports. David Aldridge of TNT was the first to report that the deal would be completed on Monday.
The 76ers are expected to use the pick on point guard Markelle Fultz out of the University of Washington.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics will receive the third pick in this year’s draft and one more first-round pick in either the 2018 or 2019 draft.
While it is not clear yet whether the Celtics will add a first-round pick in 2018 or 2019, Boston does now have 8 first-round draft picks in the next three drafts.