June 17, 2017, 3:18 pm
Celtics and Sixers trade talks regarding the first and third picks are not ‘imminent‘ and it’s possible nothing will be decided until Monday.
The question has been asked what the Sixers would need to offer in addition to their third pick to obtain the first pick in the NBA draft. It is clear that Philly will need to improve on their guard positions in order to compete at a higher level next season. Unfortunately, it looks as though the third pick won’t be enough to get one of the top guards in the draft as Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are widely expected to go first and second. Markelle Fultz is working out for Philly today and Sixers centerpiece (and serial tweeter) Joel Embiid posted a picture of a Markelle Fultz locker in the Sixers changing rooms. Despite all this, Boston are clearly in control of the situation as there will be many more teams wanting the top pick and sending offers for it. We will keep you posted.