Report: Sixers-Celtics Trade Will Be Made Official on Monday


Today was a banner day for Sixers fans.

On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Sixers and Celtics were nearing a potential deal, involving the Sixers’ third overall pick in the draft among other future picks, for the Celtics’ first overall pick in this week’s NBA Draft. Nothing was made official Friday, but today, Markelle Fultz – the clear-cut number one pick in the draft – visited the Sixers to work out for the team.

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According to Woj, discussions between the two teams “have centered on Sixers sending 2017 No. 3, 2018 Lakers pick, and possibly 2021 1st — including complicated protections.”

And after Fultz’s workout with the Sixers tonight, a trade is now imminent. According to David Aldridge, it’ll be made official on Monday.

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Woj confirmed it minutes later.

UPDATE: And now, Woj is reporting that the Sixers will send Boston their third overall pick, next year’s first-rounder from LA and 2019’s first-rounder from Sacramento with protections.

The Sixers still keep their own picks.

Derek Bodner also with the update.

It’s happening, folks. Markelle Fultz is going to be a Philadelphia 76er. And just like that, basketball in Philly is back.


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