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Thoughts On The Potential Sixers-Celtics Trade

On Friday evening, news broke from multiple NBA sources that the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics were engaged in serious discussions about a trade that would land the Sixers the first overall pick in the draft, an opportunity to draft top prospect Markelle Fultz.

There have only been a couple of tidbits about the details of a potential deal. No players on either roster are thought to be involved. The Sixers would primarily send the Celtics a package of draft picks, though which specifically other than the third overall pick in this year’s draft are unclear.

Any deal to land Fultz would be absolutely tremendous for the Sixers.

Fultz is head and shoulders above every other prospect in this draft, and he’s a perfect fit for what the Sixers need. Joining Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric, Fultz would give the Sixers what would easily be the best young team in the league, and would instantly put them on the map to attract A-level free agents.

Is there a limit to how far the Sixers should go to make a deal that would land them the top prospect, but also strengthen a team that will be their top rival in the Eastern Conference for years to come?

The Sixers have enough trade assets to do whatever they want. To get this deal done, they’re likely going to have to part with either the unprotected draft picks from the Lakers and Kings, possibly both. While I would certainly want the team to try and keep at least the Sacramento pick, neither asset is untouchable in my mind.

We’re at the point in “The Process” where its appropriate to start cashing in some of the assets that Sam Hinkie built up and acquired over his years as General Manager. We’ve seen throughout the past four lotteries that regardless of how bad a team’s record is, there are now guarantees to land the top pick. Right now, the Sixers have an elite prospect who is a legitimate franchise cornerstone within their striking distance. It’d be foolish to pass up the opportunity to get him now, while they can.

Much like the situation the Philadelphia Eagles were in a year ago, the opportunity to draft these kinds of players are incredibly rare. The Eagles made the decision to go all-out for Carson Wentz. It’s time for the Sixers to do the same.

Standing pat at the third overall pick and waiting on the Lakers and Kings picks to convey isn’t the worst thing in the world, but with the other young players on the team in place now, this is the time to start putting things on the fast track to building a contender.

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  1. The last piece to puzzle, he is our Kyrie, as Simmons is our lebron, as embiid is the dream with a 3 pt shot, and we aren’t giving much up, just a 3rd overall and Lakers pick next year

  2. So to recap…. Embiid never played March madness, Simmons failed to lead his team to the tourney and the same with Fultz…. and everyone is excited? Isn’t winning still the desired outcome? seems like the process people like high picks, big names etc. but so far I’m not seeing a lot of winning. Aren’t some guys just WINNERS- wasn’t Kobe a talented guy that refused to lose? MJ? I mean come on lets WIN

  3. What the hell are u talking about, dude hac your act is played out, the talent these 3 have have nothing to do with them wanting to win. Ben and fultz played on shitty teams, embiid team actually was great, not sure your point with him. Just worry about the Phillies and their great future, and stop with the shit other people are saying about them. Plenty of examples of players whose team sucked in college but did great in NBA. I swear you are just hating so no one jump on your precious PhilsPhils

  4. The Phillies been tanking too yet no word from you on that. At least the Sixers won a playoff game in last 7 years

    • Phils aren’t TRYING TO LOSE -they just stink! There is a huge difference. You point to the last playoff win of the sixers and stick out your chest YET that is the mediocre 8 seed you were so disgusted with! Your trying to have it both ways– thats a fraudman trick– your better than that.
      Point is there is a lot of celebrating from the hinkyites yet the three sixers ‘stars’ have never played in a tourney, only played 31 games in the NBA- I would think a more cautiously optimistic approach at this point would be prudent.

      • Hac i said that for you, using the way you think, you are ok with a 8 seed Sixers. Come on man pay attention

      • Haveacrackpipe explain this to me you say the Phils aren’t trying to lose they just stink, but you think the Sixers are trying to lose? Make some sense of this to me I don’t follow you.

        • They have said they are trying to lose dummy! Have you been paying attention? Not letting healthy guys play etc…. hot air your still in love with Sammy sleeves

          • Gimme a team that has a plan to lose on purpose to get grade A cheap talent with the goal of title contending and building a home built dynasty (that’s the goal). Over a group of total and complete boring losers that are unwatchable and have no plan.

  5. Fultz isn’t head and shoulders above the other talent in this draft at all. He is however head and shoulders above the other prospects in terms of fit for us tho !

    Josh Jackson
    Ball
    Fox
    Smith jr
    Fultz

    Are all basically top talent and equally skilled. Fultz just fits us best.

  6. HAC still hasn’t came around yet!?!!?!

    LOL!!!

    It’s like u want this team to fail so you can be right. Get on the fucking bandwagon!!

    Cause the process is coming !!

    Hinkie the GOAT

    • HINKIE for sure the goat. Guy needs his job back. They should just give him a piece of the team !!

      In other news Fultz working out at 6 tonight and embiid and saric posing for pics on insta with Fultz name on a locker

      • And hac still doing voodoo on Sixers and praising the Phillies organization because they aren’t “trying to lose”. News flash old man the Sixers aren’t either they just stink due to talent guy

      • Spot on mhenski. Have any of u ever heard of a gm praising and saying “thank u” to the former gm who got fired so u could take over?!! LOL

        THts when u know Sam is the GOAT. Only gm n history that gets fired and will be praised. The new gm knows it. Most fans with any sense know it. Even the players know it!!

        When it’s all said and done we will all look back on the 2017 draft class and be like “wow”

        It’s that deep and special.

        Stephen A smith is hearing we are taking josh Jackson number 1 and he is our guy. I would be happy either way.

        We are the NBA saviors. Especially in terms on the east and adding competition. We will be a top 5 seed maybe even higher this season IF HEALTY. But that goes for every team in the NBA.

        This shit is special.

        The only thing that is going to suck is when the bandwagons all over the country jump on us. I hate bandwagons and the media. Especially on instagram Facebook and shit.

    • Hinkie =goat? It absolutely is feasible that he wouldn’t or couldn’t have pulled off this trade. Obviously we will never know but this trade is on Colangelo. The Stnky worship is way over the top. He devised a great plan for losing with a certain goal in mind. Whether or not he could switch to building a winner we will never know. There is still A LOT of work to do.

      • Hac if you post this shit on liberty ballers they would have a field day with your ass, if you think losing was the only thing hinkie had in his plans, you will never understand the process. It was all about striking when time was right to cash in on assets. He said this multiple times. Why don’t you do some actual research and look at what he said and what he did, because your he didn’t want us to win shit is something a old fart would say who is stuck in the past

        • Oh I forgot… he lost a lot, alienated other organizations, agents etc. I read liberty ballers…and they are just hinkie robots…. they better be a top 4 seed. Brown is already saying 81 games for them to play is unrealistic…. babies
          Let me ask you…. is there still an awful lot of work to do? Our ‘big 3’ has a total of 31 games of NBA experience and that is over a FOUR year NBA contract (3 for E and 1 for S)…. and the StinkyiiteS have had a parade already…. we kick ass with ping pong balls!

            • I’m so done with you, the same shit every dumbass else says, 31 games…..blah blah…..just make sure to get your flip flops ready when they start assblasting these jabronis in the east….not gay sex….sunny I’m Philly bit

              • 31
                Games…. that’s a fucking fact. Facts are not friendly to processors and make Hinky very Stinky

              • There was a plan. Like it or don’t there was a plan. We tanked we got assets. We got young top talent. 2/3 of plan is in the books they’re selling the building gonna be sold out every game. It’s gonna be electric. Again better than this bullshit phillies plan (ie saying they’re trying to win but have nothing but losers). Flyers r just lol.

                Stop the pissing and moaning the tanking years r over. Building time. Worst case scenario we r back to mediocre.

              • And he Got Fired at the direction of the nba

      • Hinkie =goat? It absolutely is feasible that he wouldn’t or couldn’t have pulled off this trade. Obviously we will never know but this trade is on Colangelo.

        First you say it’s absolutely feasible Hinkie wouldn’t or couldn’t have pulled off this trade. Now let’s look at reality and not crackpipes idiocy. Colangelo couldn’t have pulled off the trade without Hinkie’s assets dummy.This trade is on Colangelo lol!!! So crackpipe found another dick to suck instead of the glass one he sucks in a back alley in the badlands with a prostitute struggling for 20 minutes trying get his prick hard. Then you try to cover your ass by saying we will never know like a pussy like i’m supposed to believe your somehow being objective. Either Hinkie could have pulled off the trade or he couldn’t which is it don’t try to straddle the fence looking for a way out like a chump.

        The Stnky worship is way over the top. He devised a great plan for losing with a certain goal in mind. Whether or not he could switch to building a winner we will never know. There is still A LOT of work to do.

        So what was his goal crackpipe tell me i’m dying to know?

  7. Jackson is not the pick

  8. Wip is suppose to stream the workout on their Facebook page, I keep refreshing and still nothing

  9. Sixers Trade News**

    According to my source, “deal is done” Sixers and Celtics have made the trade, Sixers will get the #1 pick and source said they will take Fultz. Deal will be announced Monday! CONFIRMED!!!

  10. TRUST THE PROCESS

  11. Sixers sending Celtics the No. 3 overall pick, a future 18′ from the lakers and ’19 future pick from kings with protections

  12. A blockbuster trade!!!!!

    Trust the freaking process!!!!

    OMG!!!!

  13. A Steal for the Celtics ..

    • Not really paulman, if Lakers win the lottery next year Sixers keep the pick and they get the Kings unprotected 2019 pick, this was a no brainer. Actually the Celts only get the 2018 pick if it’s 2-5.

      • Exactly Big. It’s not a steal at all. They only get one pick overall…it’s a great deal for the Sixers.

        • The Radio Show on 94.1 I just heard 20 minutes ago stated 76ers were sending both the Lakers 2018 Pick and the 2019 Kings Pick
          ESPN is reporting which you stated, which is gOne Pick or the other which is not bad, Sending 2 1st Round Picks would have been too steep in my opinion

          • I’m up visiting Family and the Philly Sports Radio Show on 94.1 said both a 2018 & 2019 1st Round Picks so that’s what I based my comment for that’s too much to give up to go from #3 to #1
            Now only giving up 1 Future 1st RoundPick is fine but not 2 1st Rounders as initially reported on the Radio Show I was listening too at about 1130pm last night..

    • Paul ur an idiot.

      Remember when u were in here proclaiming we were going to fuck up this draft ?? Lmfao

      • Pman was so ready to jump on the Sixers about the trade he didn’t even look up the trade, so many bias fans on here, either jump on or stfu

  14. Bc just bent Danny ainge over the table and raped the crap out of him, we only give up one pick either keep Lakers pick if #1 or 6 or below and if it falls between 2 and 5 Celtics get it, and we keep the sac pick, we beat ainge in a trade, Celtics blog is on suicide watch. Trust the process boys

    • Next years NBA draft is trash too. 1 man draft and we got a shot at that 1 man still!
      This is good for us. Dunno how effective Fultz can be right away but we got a stacked nucleus now. Now go buy me gallinari, Lowry on reddick.

  15. Lowry no ty that’s too many ball dominant players would rather have Riddick he’d fit perfectly at our 2 guard, and don’t need Gallo, he will want too much money. Party mills would be a good option tho

  16. Man hac must hate this …

    Sixers bout to own the city for the next 10+ years.

    Only thing that scares me about this team is that the practice facility is in that absolute shithole. Like legit I hope they’re taking prospects there by boat from philly. I can’t imagine a stud free agent or 19 year old top prospect would like the drive there at all.

  17. That’s why they will have motorcades at all times for the players and yes hac can’t stand the Sixers have turned the corner due to his hate for the nba. Pg13 trying to force his way out of indiana, he really wants to ruin his career in la, oh well

    • How would he ruin his career in LA? Pacers not going anywhere, so staying makes no sense.

      • True but i was just saying no better in la

        • Good point.

          I guess it depends on what he is looking for. I think that LA will do everything that they can to compete and they will overpay for players. Whereas I don’t think that the Pacers will do the same thing. He could want to be the alpha dog like Westbrook or he could want to win a championship. LA works better for 1 and the Cavs work better for 2.

  18. “Own the city”???? Wow I hope so… do you think Joel will be allowed to come out to play back to back? So to clear they are allowed to win?

    • We are now flush with enough talent that Joel’s health is not of the utmost importance. Too much talent everywhere. If Joel can’t play Holmes and oak will be fine. Hopefully we gonna sign someone like millsap or reddick and or gallinari to give some veteran scoring while Fultz and Simmons develop and Dario continues too

      Yes own the city. They already do. A nucleus of young top talent. Local talent and foreign. A culture being built. I’m sure you hate the taste of all this but you’ll be on board BIGLY sooner than later.

  19. Lakers fans are the worst, they think kings have picks 6 and 13 and want their sorry ass players like mosgov, no one wants that terrible contract

  20. Man this is the craziest off s3ason ever, the warriors broke the nba, now everybody going trading nutz, and then they saw that pic of the process crew and knew we were coming

  21. Lakers Trade Guard D Russell and Center T Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for
    Brooks Lopez and the Nets 27th Overall Pick in the 2017 Draft which clears some Cap Space in order to pursue Paul George..
    (The Lakers also have the 28th Pick and the 2nd Overall Pick which they have stated that they are keeping)
    Could the 27th & 28th Picks sent along with John Randle and Jordan Clarkston to the Pacers be enough for Paul George ?

  22. Lakers are so dumb, they are moving too fast putting too much pressure on young guys

    • With Magic in charge of Lakers, he will be patient to a
      Point, but if he thinks some of their current Players don’t have what it takes for long-term success or the heart and competiveness of a Champion
      (Russell & Randle) come to mind,
      Then he’s going to move from as soon as as possible them as he is not tied to them at all an Magic isn’t going to spend 4-6 Years rebuilding this Franchise..
      He’s going to get some young good Players and open the checkbook for some Big Free-Agents these next 2 Off-Seasons

  23. Man oh man please get Beverley bc he is perfect fit and great vet to have on d

  24. U are hopeless, just be a old fart forever

    • Z… When confronted with truth and facts just shrug your shoulders and call the other guy names…. Sixers have a lot of young talent but the fact is that right now they are an injured group of raw 19 year olds. Obviously we hope they turn out but they are children

      • Crackpipe the Sixers have one 19 year old on the roster and most people are children to you shit 30 is a child compared to your old crusty ass.

  25. Crackpipe who’s they? What are you talking about not letting guys play be specific fool?

    • You must not have been paying attention,…THEY are the young players being handled like china dolls– embiid can’t play back to back- they sat him with a hang nail- simmons didn’t play his rookie season- they also babied Noel and Okafor– they admittedly weren’t trying to win– it was the plan- it worked because they didn’t win

      • Trust the process or hate it. It doesn’t matter. The process happened. We have talent, young talent as a result. We now have a nucleus. You’ll be rooting hard sooner than later.

        • your are correct it SHOULD be over and simmons and Embiid SHOULD play 70 games next year. I’m not sure that will happen but they SHOULD- it is a shame that the NBA has gotten soooo freaking bad with the super teams and the tanking–
          Will I route hard….. ? remains to be seen–

  26. NBA getting crazy man cp3 trades, geez so many rumors

  27. Latest Rumor has the 76ers talking to Phil Jackson to take over Basketball Operations as Bryan Colangelo really doesn’t want to remain the Full-Time GM
    and was just helping his Dad Jerry out … Here comes the Triangle ..

  28. Paul Stfu, don’t even joke like that

  29. 76er Waive/Release Guard Gerald Henderson
    Bulls Waive/Release Guard Rajan Rondo

    Miami Heat appear to be in the lead to Sign Gordon Hayward
    GS Warriors Iggy is going to Test the Market and Most likely Cash In and move on

  30. BREAKING NEWS!!!

    Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis have been traded to the Pacers for PAUL GEORGE

    CONFIRMED!

    My thoughts- the western conference gets even stronger

  31. **SIXERS FREE AGENCY**

    Acording to source, the Sixers are meeting with sharp shooter JJ Redick with the intention of inking a deal. STAY TUNED!!!

    JH’$ $ixer$ New$

  32. He’s a good fit who can shoot and has passable d

  33. Crackpipe a meniscus tear is not a hang nail, neither is a foot fracture, neither is a torn acl you must not have been paying attention fool. Fuck it just throw those guys out their anyway to make crackpipe happy like your somebody special. Sixers should care more about what an old washed up park and rec coach thinks than the long term health of the players they drafted and actual medical specialist. They babied Noel and Okafor really you must have been some where in the locker room to witness this or have a better inside source than John Hart explain this?

  34. Crackpipe Hinkie didn’t get fired at the direction of the NBA moron he resigned.

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