NBA Trades: Boston Celtics Seriously Considering Trading No. 1 Pick for This All-Star?

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 06/13/17 06:27AM EDT
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One of the latest NBA trade rumors involves the most powerful team heading into the 2017 draft, the Boston Celtics. Boston owns the No. 1 pick, which many believe must be traded to complete the championship puzzle. If the Celtics are considering this, they may already have a target in mind and he also belongs in the Eastern Conference. 

Boston will never leave NBA trade rumors due to the assets it has. The trade talks intensified following the draft lottery where the Celtics were awarded the No. 1 pick. 

As of this moment, it is unknown what Boston's plans are for the No. 1 pick. Top prospect Markelle Fultz, from the University of Washington, is already being linked to them. However, they might not even have the chance to select him during the 2017 NBA Draft. 

It is possible Boston will deal away the No. 1 pick ahead of this year's selection process. The potential recipients are the Indiana Pacers. There are rumors saying the Celtics are interested in All-Star Paul George. 

This could be surprising to NBA fans and followers. George is connected to the Los Angeles Lakers and they are overwhelming favorites to land him if he leaves the Pacers. The 27-year-old is from California and reportedly expressed several times in the past his desire to play for the purple and gold franchise. 

Unfortunately for Los Angeles, George may end up in Boston. If this is true, there is a concern that the Celtics must face and this was reported by Metro US

It was stated that if Boston ships the No. 1 pick to Indiana for George, it is sacrificing a valuable asset for a star player that can abandon the organization after one season. Despite this, it was mentioned that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is okay with that He is confident that when a player experiences the environment and basketball in Beantown, it is going to fall in love with the Celtics and stay. 



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