The Philadelphia 76ers are keeping the pressure on the Celtics in their quest to pry the No. 3 pick in tonight’s NBA draft from Boston.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Philly is “ramping up its efforts” to land the pick, with a trade involving Sixers big man Nerlens Noel “more and more likely.”
League sources tell @chadfordinsider and me: Philadelphia is ramping up its efforts to acquire tonight's No. 3 overall pick from Boston.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 23, 2016
Numerous rivals describe Philly as the most active team in circulation ... with a trade involving Nerlens Noel looking more and more likely— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 23, 2016
That deal would allow the 76ers to land the guard they desire with the third pick, with Providence’s Kris Dunn or Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield the possibilities.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s The Vertical reports that Dunn is gaining traction as the Celtics’ No. 3 pick but trade offers, such as Philly’s, remain on the table. The Celtics aren't the only team the Sixers are talking to.
Kris Dunn has significant traction in Boston as No. 3 pick, sources tell @TheVertical. No final decision -- and trades remain on table.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2016
Sources: Sixers have had significant engagement w/ Boston (3), Minnesota (5) Sacramento (8) in past 24 hours. Boston talks continuing now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2016