Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

The 2017 NBA Draft is this Thursday and we've already seen plenty of fireworks.

Colangelo refused to identify who the Sixers will select with the No. 1 overall pick, but the presumptive top pick is Washington guard Markelle Fultz.

With Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, Ainge is looking to make a deal like the seven-for-one trade in 2007 that brought Kevin Garnett - and an NBA-record 17th championship - to Boston.

Let's not forget, the Celtics are recreating a winning culture in Boston.

LeBron James has owned the Eastern Conference this entire decade with eighth consecutive trips to the finals, but he is now entering his 15th season in the league. ESPN reported, via a source, that Tatum impressed the Celtics with his shot-making and footwork.

The player Philadelphia wants is clear: The 76ers wouldn't say it Monday, but they're going to take Fultz barring something cataclysmic happening before Thursday.

The Celtics could also be setting the stage for a potential run at Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler or Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.

One reason why they look like they could succeed is that they have another high draft pick.

Mubarakan new character poster features Anil Kapoor as goofy Kartar Singh
Earlier the makers introduced us to the dual character of Arjun Kapoor as Charan Singh and Karan Singh. This is the first time Anil Kapoor will be seen sharing the screen space with his nephew Arjun Kapoor.

The Sixers will choose first overall for the fourth time in team history.

Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson. We had heard a number of versions of the trade over the weekend, but on Monday we learned the official details regarding the protections on the future pick that will go to the Celtics.

While Fultz and Simmons are point guards, the Sixers believe they can co-exist - specifically playing Fultz off the ball at shooting guard, allowing Simmons to take advantage of court vision and passing skills and allowing Fultz to showcase his scoring while not running the offense. So, this year's draft is not as big for them as other teams like the Sixers and Lakers.

Many around the National Basketball Association believe the Celtics could be gearing up for a big trade that could land them a superstar before they even go into free agency with cap space.

The upcoming draft order is still up for discussion. The Eagles used a second-round pick to select cornerback Sidney Jones in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in the previous three seasons. The 76ers were in position to make the deal because of the assets they acquired under former general manager Sam Hinkie.

Buckle up, Celtics fans. If it's young players, that might be fine, but they have a core group right now that has a finite window with which they can contend, and a possible 2019 first rounder doesn't fit into said window. The Celtics are also better equipped to pursue an All-Star to compete for the title this year.

What is Danny Ainge thinking?

Recommended News

  • Trump signs Qatar weapons deal despite terrorism claims

    The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism. The Turkish chief diplomat held talks with Qatar's emir and foreign minister on Wednesday and plans to visit Saudi Arabia.

    Greater Noida: Woman gangraped for 8 hrs, thrown out of car

    According to Kumar, Noida police received a PCR call around 4 am today morning about the woman lying by the road. On 29 May, Gurugram witnessed another atrocity when a woman was gangraped and her child murdered .
    BSEB verifies age of top 10 students in Class X exams

    BSEB verifies age of top 10 students in Class X exams

    Over 15 lakh students had appeared for the class 10th exams which were conducted by the Bihar Board from March 1 to March 8, 2017. The board has also advised students to keep checking biharboard.ac.in frequently for updates.
  • Why People Are Upset About Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' Salary

    Why People Are Upset About Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' Salary

    On the surface, other superhero actors such as Chris Evans could claim to be similarly hard done (well, by Hollywood standards). As reported by The Daily Dot , Gal Gadot only earned $300,000 Dollars for her excellent performance in Wonder Woman .
    Finsbury Park suspect held for terrorism offences and attempted murder

    Finsbury Park suspect held for terrorism offences and attempted murder

    The appalling attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park is an attack on us all and on the culture and values of our country. People surrounded the driver and witnesses said the outraged crowd began attacking him.

    No support if Centre nominated 'Dalit' face for vote bank: Shiv Sena

    Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said that Nitesh was a child in politics and he is just utilizing his father's name for getting publicity.
  • Lorde Compares Her Friendship With T-Swift To Having

    Lorde Compares Her Friendship With T-Swift To Having "Very Specific Allergies"

    And she responded by saying it was the same as being in a friendship with someone suffering from an autoimmune disease . The New Zealand native's interview comes on the heels of the success of her second studio album, Melodrama .

    Proposed DUP deal would not undermine Good Friday Agreement, insists May

    The parties have until 29 June to reach agreement and have been warned that direct rule could follow if they can't. Mr Coveney said a deal was "do-able" but there were differences between the parties that needed to be bridged.

    Clovis Oncology's cancer drug Rubraca succeeds in key study

    Equities research analysts anticipate that Clovis Oncology will post ($4.95) earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The stock of Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CLVS ) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by PiperJaffray.
  • Russian Federation  threatens USA  aircraft, cuts hotline

    Russian Federation threatens USA aircraft, cuts hotline

    The announcement comes as tensions escalate following the USA downing of a Syrian military jet near Raqqa yesterday. A "hotline" for Russian and US military officials to talk about activity within the zones was established in 2015 .
    House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

    House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

    Three speakers' bureaus that worked with Flynn said they had not been involved in the trip, the two Democrats said. Flynn was also involved in talks "with [Egyptian President Abdel Fattah] el-Sissi's government", Cochran said.

    Trump lashes out at 'bad' Russia investigators

    News has confirmed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice tied to President Trump. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.