League sources told ESPN that the Sixers and Celtics are working on a trade that, in its current iteration, would send a package of Sixers draft picks to Boston — including Philadelphia’s No. 3 overall selection in Thursday’s draft — in exchange for Boston’s turn at No. 1.
While it is widely assumed in league circles that the Sixers would target Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick, sources say Philadelphia and Boston are likewise high on Kansas forward Josh Jackson.
ESPN’s Chad Ford reported Thursday that the Celtics, before news of their trade intentions emerged, have contemplated using the No. 1 overall pick on Jackson.
One source close to the talks expressed confidence Friday that the deal would go through, telling Stein “they are swapping 1 and 3.”