While the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers reportedly are working out a deal for Philly to acquire the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, a few members of the 76ers are excited about the prospects of Washington guard Markelle Fultz becoming part of their process.
Joel Embiid and Dario Saric fanned the trade rumor flames Saturday when they tweeted a photo of themselves in front of a locker with Fultz’s name on it with the caption, “Trust The Process.”
Fultz, of course, is expected to be the top selection in the draft and was in Philadelphia on Saturday for a pre-draft workout.
The C’s and 76ers reportedly are working on a trade that would send the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 3 overall selection and a number of other picks.
If the trade is finalized, the Celtics could flip the picks to acquire a star like Jimmy Butler or draft Josh Jackson with the third pick in the 2017 draft and hold onto the remaining assets for a future deal.
Either way, Danny Ainge’s price might have gone up after Embiid’s tweet.
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