76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

The Sixers are Getting Markelle Fultz, But Danny Ainge Might Get the Last Laugh

The Sixers are Getting Markelle Fultz, But Danny Ainge Might Get the Last Laugh

The Sixers wouldn't be getting the player they absolutely wanted, but would settle for a player that could help out their franchise anyway.

But this past weekend, an out-of-nowhere blockbuster deal that sends the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft from Boston to Philadelphia will become reality. "Thursday night will see us take another significant step toward building a successful and sustainable basketball program".

"Well it's never easy negotiating with Boston because they're smart guys - and I'm talking about [Celtics assistant general manager] Mike Zarren and not Danny Ainge, by the way", Colangelo said. And while it may seem counterintuitive that Ainge would want to trade down in a draft that, while deep, clearly features one player whose upside widely surpasses that of his peers, rumors continue to swirl that the Celtics could be angling to flip the No. 3 pick for a win-now piece like Jimmy Butler of the Bulls or Paul George of the Pacers while pocketing the future first from the Lakers or Kings to use down the road.

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While many can guess the first two picks, it is really the entire first round that should allure National Basketball Association fans. The Celtics could pull the trigger on some of these first round picks to bring Butler, one of the best two way players in the National Basketball Association, to Boston with a starting lineup that already features Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, and Al Horford. The Celtics had Duke's Jayson Tatum in for a workout on Monday and hope to have Kansas' Josh Jackson in on Tuesday.

And then come the Celtics, starting the real intrigue. Will the Celtics keep the third overall pick or move it for a superstar?

Regardless of what moves they eventually decide to make, the trade between Boston and Philly will certainly solidify a long-standing rivalry to return back to its competitive days.

$0.47 EPS Expected for Carnival Corp (CCL)
The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.03. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) on Wednesday, December 7 with "Market Perform" rating.

Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers - if that selection falls between the No. 2 to No. 5 range. If not, Philadelphia will send Boston either its own first-rounder in 2019 or Sacramento's first-rounder that year. "But we're not afraid of that".

If Boston holds onto the pick, it would have seven first-rounders in the next three years. In 2016, the Sixers picked Ben Simmons, who didn't play at all during the season after breaking a bone in his foot.

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.

Nation pauses to remember Grenfell victims as death toll climbs to 79
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