Is Markelle Fultz Philadelphia bound?
The NBA prospect could be headed for the City of Brotherly Love if he convinces the Philadelphia 76ers to do what’s necessary to improve their position in the 2017 NBA draft, which will take place Thursday night.
The Sixers announced they’ll evaluate Fultz on Saturday night, according to ESPN’s Mark J. Spears.
Fultz’s Philadelphia visit comes amid intense speculation, which claims the Sixers, current owners of the No. 3 overall pick, are in serious talks to acquire the No. 1 overall draft pick from the Boston Celtics. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported details of the potential trade Saturday and suggested the teams might be nearing an agreement.
Philadelphia’s reported offer for the top pick won’t fill the Celtics’ fan base with excitement, but it might be only one of a series of moves Boston makes in order to improve its team ahead of next season.
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