76ers and Celtics close to swapping picks in the 2017 Draft

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Here, the Celtics invite fans of the franchise to start getting excited for the upcoming draft. What is legitimate rumor and what is simply a smokescreen meant to cause distractions?

Reports surfaced Friday evening that the Sixers and Celtics were deep in trade talks centered around the pair of Eastern Conference rivals swapping first-round picks in next week's NBA Draft, with the Sixers moving up from No. 3 to No. 1 overall.

"A number of agents have expressed concerns that the Celtics might not have enough playing time for their clients to develop properly, given the depth and experience of their roster", Ford wrote, noting former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball canceled his workout with Boston.

The Celtics have the top pick, while the 76ers have the No.3 selection. Ainge has never picked at No.1 overall so there really isn't anything to go on, the highest Ainge has ever picked is the No.3 pick.

Rozman said a prospect gets to meet the coaching staff and medical team, among other benefits, if he travels to a team's facility.

Throughout the year, Boston has been dangling this pick with the hope of acquiring more assets for long-term flexibility rather than pursuing a superstar to put them over the top. Then the Lakers would have the choice of trading down or taking Markelle Fultz. Is this a realistic shift or just a smokescreen? "Every team has a different kind of setup that they like". Beyond that, however, the Lakers love star players.

The Sixers had six players in Friday, none of whom is likely to be among the 60 guys drafted. The Lakers don't seem to be interested in Josh Jackson at the moment, in that case, the Philly's could get Markelle Fultz, the Lakers with Lonzo Ball, and the Celtics with Josh Jackson. There is legitimate debate about whether the 76ers will take Fox or Jayson Tatum.

He hasn't decided whether to work out for even more teams in the final days before the draft, but he'll discuss it with his family. The 76ers, with a core that includes Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and Ben Simmons, could add another ball-handler, floor-spacer, and the top prospect in the draft in Fultz. He is a faster player who can play above the rim and ultimately gives the Suns more options.

The 6-foot-8 basketball player is from Southfield, Michigan. They could cash in on their future first-round selections now if they feel they will be more valuable than in the future.

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