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Boston reportedly trades No. 1 pick to Philadelphia; 76ers expected to draft Markelle Fultz

In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Washington's

In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Washington's Markelle Fultz brings the ball upcourt against Arizona during an NCAA college basketball game in Seattle. Fultz was selected to the AP All-Pac-12 Conference first team, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Credit: AP / Elaine Thompson

Markelle Fultz worked out for Philadelphia last night, and several major news outlets are reporting that the 76ers have worked out a deal with the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s draft.

The Sixers are expected to use the No. 1 pick on Fultz.

ESPN and Adrian Wojnarowski’s The Vertical, among other outlets, reported last night that the Celtics will receive the 76ers’ No. 3 overall pick in this draft, plus a first-round pick in 2018 (originally belonging to the Lakers) and in 2019 (originally belonging to the Sacramento Kings). Several sources are reporting that there are protections attached to the 2018 and 2019 picks.

Fultz — donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team’s practice facility — visited the 76ers in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session. His visit was reportedly the final hurdle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia consummate the trade, which could be announced tomorrow.

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