It looks like this is a done deal.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics have agreed on terms to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to Philly. With that pick, the Sixers will reportedly take Washington guard Markelle Fultz. The deal will be finalized on Monday.
The Process has come to fruition it seems here in the summer of 2017, with Philly about to capitalize on years of terrible finishes. Fultz got the chance to work out for the 76ers as well as meet some of his potential future teammates, including Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Robert Covington.
The group makes a formidable opponent, don’t you think?
If this team stays healthy, the East could be in for a quick-rising challenger here in the near future.
Robin Lopez whacked T.J. Warren in the head while chasing an offensive rebound. Warren didn’t like that, so he ran to the opposite end of the court and shoved Lopez to the floor. A heated confrontation ensued, though it didn’t escalate beyond yelling.
Warren received a flagrant foul, and Lopez was hit with a technical in the Suns’ 113-105 win over the Bulls.
Corey Brewer is better at finishing fastbreaks than leading them.
Nice defense by Emmanuel Mudiay, too.
But at least the Lakers won.
With the Timberwolves trailing the Pistons by three and 6.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler drew a foul on a 3-pointer.
Butler made the first two free throws then, just before he got the ball for the third, Reggie Jackson interrupted to talk to Stanley Johnson, who was in rebounding position. Butler missed the free throw, and Detroit won 100-97 after an intentional foul.
Butler said Jackson didn’t affect him, but Butler’s side eye during the delay at least appeared to speak loudly.
Kris Dunn had a nice weekend – 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Hornets and lost to the Suns – punctuated by this dunk in Chicago’s 113-105 loss to the Suns last night.
T.J. Warren paid the price for Tyler Ulis overplaying a Robin Lopez screen Dunn cleverly never used.