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The Boston Celtics are sitting on top of the world right now as the NBA Draft approaches. They already a team that’s able to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals and own the top pick in the draft thanks to some fleecing of the Brooklyn Nets. It looks like general manager Danny Ainge might be gearing up for winter again as he’s about ready to fleece the Philadelphia 76ers as well according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski:

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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has come out and said that he could play with presumed top pick Markelle Fultz despite the fact they play the same position. So trading out of the spot to accommodate their star isn’t the issue, but Ainge most likely sees a scenario where he can get even more assets to build in the future and is going to take advantage. It might also land him a small forward in Josh Jackson, which is more of a position of need than any guard spot as the Celtics have a plethora of those on the roster.

Depending on how the Lakers do this year and if they try to tank for one more season, that 2018 first round pick could turn out to be a high one, assuming there are limited or no protections on it. Even if the Lakers end up doing well and are a fringe playoff team, that pick could be used in another trade down the road by the Celtics.

Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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