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The Philadelphia 76ers will have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft for the second consecutive year after finalizing their deal with the Celtics on Monday and moving up from the No. 3 spot.
Most expect the Sixers to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall and pair him with Ben Simmons, who missed what would have been his rookie season with a foot injury after going No. 1 last year.
The Celtics will get an additional first-round pick in the 2018 or 2019 draft in exchange for moving down two spots in the first round — and could very well end up selecting the same player they had in mind anyway, with Fultz not a great fit due to the presence of Isaiah Thomas and the Lakers expected to take Lonzo Ball at No. 2.
Fultz to the Sixers is the culmination of what Sam Hinkie started four years ago in tearing the Sixers down in order to build them up. A three-player young core (Joel Embiid is 23, Ben Simmons is 20, Fultz is 19) that will be the envy of the league. It’s far from a sure thing that this core will develop; and Fultz’s college team won all of nine games despite his enormous talent.
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