UPDATE (11:30 p.m. ET): There has been a bit of a plot twist.
Instead of getting three first-round draft picks from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics will get two, and the second will depend on protections, according to multiple reports.
ORIGINAL STORY: Now it’s Boston Celtics fans’ turn to “trust the process.”
The Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers shook up the NBA landscape Friday when a report surfaced that the teams were in trade talks for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. And one day later, it appears that deal nearly is official.
The teams have agreed to the deal, which will send the No. 1 pick to Philly, and the 76ers will take Washington guard Markelle Fultz with their new spot in the draft, according to TNT’s David Aldridge.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed that it’s nearly a done deal, with the official call coming Monday. All the 76ers were waiting on was Fultz’s workout Saturday night.
And the Celtics apparently will receive three first-round picks.
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