The Philadelphia 76ers have made it very clear that they want to pick up another top pick in tonight’s NBA Draft and their trade may come with the Boston Celtics. There are reports that the team is willing to do all they can to get Boston’s third-overall pick, even if it means trading away their 2015 lottery selection.
It was reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein that the Sixers are ramping up their trade efforts for the Celtics’ pick.
League sources tell @chadfordinsider and me: Philadelphia is ramping up its efforts to acquire tonight's No. 3 overall pick from Boston.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 23, 2016
76ers General Manager Bryan Colangelo admitted earlier this week that he would have no problem with trading the teams 25th and 26th picks for another pick in the top eight. It seems like the Celtics are the most willing to actually trade, so them having two picks in the top three is a very likely possibility.
There have already been rumors of them trading 2015’s second overall pick Jahlil Okafor getting sent to Boston, so that is another interesting possibility as is Nerlens Noel.
Could Philadelphia end up with four picks in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft?
Tune into ESPN at 7:30 EST tonight to find out.