Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

Then there was Markelle Fultz.

(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File). During the workout, Ball displayed his training schedules, further trying to ease the potential doubts of the franchise he obviously wants to play for after Lakers brass had some doubts about his conditioning after his first workout.

NEW YORK (AP) - Markelle Fultz is still expected to be the No. 1 pick, though the destination has changed. Teams are free to trade their picks, and many have done so in advance of Thursday's draft.

On Monday the Boston Celtics finalized a blockbuster trade to send the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft from Boston to the Philadelphia 76ers.

As the draft comes tomorrow, it looks like there is a strong possibility that Josh Jackson will fall out of the top three.

Ainge was hopeful Jackson would be able to work out for the Celtics on Tuesday, but it didn't happen.

"The known thing with me is I have to gain weight, right?"

"Hey man, LeBron, I like to win and I know you like to win", Ball said looking at the camera.

He said he had been open to working out for the Celtics and said it was possible they might draft him, anyway.

On Sunday, the teams chose to swap picks with the Sixers now holding the rights to the number one overall pick and the Celtics now taking the three spot. Like Fultz before him, Tatum said he broke down film with head coach Brad Stevens. I say this because he is a very versatile, unique player. "That's what we talked about". "I mean, you can get traded in the blink of an eye, without knowing", Fultz said. "I think they're both terrific talents".

According to ESPN, point guard Ball had a second workout with Los Angeles this week, attempting to quell any lingering concerns the squad might have.

"They went great", he said.

It is rare for a player to come into the National Basketball Association with the ability to adequately defend four different positions when they are on the floor.

"We're getting the player we want".

The Philadelphia 76ers have been a regular in the NBA Draft Lottery the past five seasons, including this year's draft.

The 20 players invited to the green room at Barclays Center posed on stage about an hour before the telecast was to begin.

There are two rounds in the draft, with 30 picks in each round. The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies also are without a pick, while Houston, New Orleans and Washington don't have one in the first round. But about 24 hours after they select Markelle Fultz first overall, the team that shares its building with the Sixers could be making a similarly important decision, as the Flyers now hold the second-overall pick in Friday night's NHL Draft thanks to some lottery-night luck. Now they add Fultz to a promising young core that includes Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, plus Ben Simmons, the top pick from last year who sat out all season with a foot injury.

Markkanen was asked about potentially playing with or replacing Porzingis, who team president Phil Jackson told MSG Network on Wednesday the Knicks are taking calls about after he left NY without attending his exit interview.

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