BOSTON (CBS) – The rumors have proven true. The Celtics traded their number one pick to the 76ers, with the details coming on Monday.
The deal came amid the rumors about Philadelphia’s interest in acquiring the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft from the Celtics.
Now, a potential workout in Philadelphia is doing nothing to slow those rumors down.
Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reported that Washington guard Markelle Fultz, projected my most as the top overall pick, will work out for the Sixers on Saturday.
Among those excited to see Fultz work out is Sixers center Joel Embiid.
Trade rumors between the two teams cropped up Friday night when multiple reports indicated that Boston and Philadelphia were discussing a trade that would send a package of draft picks to the Celtics in order for the Sixers to obtain the No. 1 overall pick.
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical updated Saturday on what the potential package could be.
Wojnarowski also added that Fultz is in Philadelphia on Saturday to “clear way” for a potential deal.