Fultz, 19, played one season at the University of Washington, where he averaged 23.3 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds and shot 41.3 percent from 3-point range
By Peter Gleason
If you see a 6-4 kid wearing a University of Washington polo shirt walking around Center City this weekend, there’s a good chance you will be checking out the Sixers’ new draft pick!
Sources report that the Sixers and the Boston Celtics are on the verge of a trade for the No. 1 pick in next week’s NBA draft.
The Sixers would send a package of draft picks to Boston — including Philly’s No. 3 overall selection in Thursday’s draft — in exchange for Boston’s turn at No. 1.
That would put the Sixers in position to draft Washington guard Markelle Fultz and pair him in their backcourt with Ben Simmons, last year’s No. 1 overall pick who has yet to make his NBA debut due to injury.
Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo was in Sacramento yesterday to attend a private workout for Kansas’ Josh Jackson. Philly also will hold an individual workout with Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox today.
ESPN’s Chad Ford reported Thursday that the Celtics, already flush with a stable of guards featuring Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, have contemplated using the No. 1 overall pick on Jackson, a forward.
One source close to the talks expressed confidence Friday that the deal would go through, telling ESPN: “They are swapping 1 and 3.”