The Sixers, who are expected to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall, traded the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick to the Celtics.
The future first-rounder sent to Boston will either be the Los Angeles Lakers‘ selection next year — if it falls between Nos. 2 and 5 — or a first-rounder in 2019, belonging either to Sacramento or Philadelphia. The teams announced the deal on Monday.
“We’re thrilled to be able to select what we expect [to] be an impact player with the third pick in this year’s very talented draft class, while also adding a highly valuable future asset as we continue to build toward Banner 18,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement.