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League sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me that the Sixers and Celtics are in serious talks on a trade involving the No. 1 overall pick.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 16, 2017
The Celtics could also be acquiring more first-round picks to deal for Jimmy Butler, per league source.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 16, 2017
Sense from involved parties in Boston-Philly talks is Cs are all in. Checking physicals, poised to give No. 1 for package centered on No. 3
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 16, 2017
WE TALKED EARLIER IN THE WEEK ABOUT HISTORIC TRADE DOWNS IN NBA HISTORY. IN 1980 THE CELTS TRADED THE RIGHTS TO FIRST OVERALL PICK JOE BARRY CARROL AND THE 13TH PICK (RICKEY BROWN) FOR ROBERT PARRISH AND THE THIRD OVERALL PICK (KEVIN MCHALE). THIS TRADE WENT DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE MOST LOPSIDED OF ALL TIME. UNTIL DANNY AINGE FLEECED THE NETS A FEW YEARS AGO.
Quick look at the six other times the No. 1 pick was traded https://t.co/Lk6GI9FggJ
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 17, 2017
ANY TRADE INVOLVING JIMMY BUTLER SHOULD INVOLVE YOUNG PLAYERS, DRAFT PICKS AND CAP RELIEF.