So the Celtics, after winning the number one pick decided that they want it anyway. Danny Ainge of the Celtics has shown a lot of balls by pulling this trade as he put his legacy on the line by trading potential superstar Markelle Fultz to the Sixers.
Fultz, a point guard, could be the next big thing in the NBA but the Celtics at this stage may not need one right now as their biggest star Isaiah Thomas is a point guard as well. The upcoming draft class is stacked with good point guards up to the top 10 and the Celtics feels that Fultz may not be a necessary addition to the current roster especially if they want to win now.
Full Trade Details Involving the #1 Overall Pick:
Celtics Gets: 76ers #3 overall pick, 2018 unprotected 1st round pick (via LAL), AND a 2019 1st-round pick (via SAC).
76ers Gets: #1 overall pick, will select Markelle Fultz!
Who won this deal?