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2017 NBA Draft: Sixers trade for No. 1 pick with Boston Celtics agreed upon, will be finalized Monday

It doesn’t get better than this.

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It’s as close to official as it gets without actually being official. According to NBATV’s David Aldridge, the Sixers and Celtics have agreed to a deal that will land the Sixers the No. 1 overall pick, and the opportunity to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz.

Here’s the word from DA:

We also have Woj swooping in with the killing blow.

And oh by the way? Those assets that have been stacked over the last few years? They made the difference, and they’ll be headed Boston’s way with protections attached.

You can just about lock it in, people. Markelle Fultz—the guy we’ve been talking about as the clear-cut best prospect, the guy who most people thought had no chance of finding his way to Philadelphia—is in fact going to end up as the third, and perhaps final major piece in the Sixers’ young core.

These are the moments fans have been dreaming of since the rebuild process was started, during a time period that feels like decades ago now. Everything is starting to come together, and yes, the franchise may in fact be landing the plane.

We will have much, much more on this as more details become available. Get ready to order some Fultz jerseys.


And Bodner comes in with clarification on the protections:

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