Markelle Fultz Goes At No. 1, Jimmy Butler Traded To T-Wolves, Cavs Still Running In Place
Markelle Fultz went No. 1 overall to the 76ers, but more importantly, he arrived at the NBA Draft wearing shoes made of basketballs.
Markelle Fultz wearing shoes tonight that are made out of basketballs. pic.twitter.com/jCjzommlvM
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
Lonzo Ball is a Laker at No. 2, and the Cavaliers are no closer to improving their roster than they were following their 4-1 series loss to the Warriors 10 days ago.
That's because Jimmy Butler was traded from Chicago to Minnesota -- the Bulls dealing him for the No. 7 overall draft pick (Lauri Markkanen, Arizona, 7-0, 225), plus guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.
And after reports earlier in the day that the Celtics were close to landing Paul George -- another Cleveland target -- things got stuck in the mud. CBS Sports:
However, despite gaining momentum at one point, talks between the two sides have stalled, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. This is the most traction that's been gained in a Paul George trade so far this offseason, but like the rest of the rumors, it's stalled out.
The Celtics have already chosen Jayson Tatum No. 3 overall. The draft so far:
1. Markelle Fultz, PG, Wash., 76ers.
2. Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA, Lakers.
3. Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke, Celtics.
4. Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas, Suns.
5. De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky, Kings.
6. Jonathan Isaac, F, Fla. State, Magic.
7. Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona, Timberwolves.
8. Frank Ntilkina, PG, France, Knicks.
9. Dennis Smith Jr., PG, NCState, Mavericks.
10. Zach Collins, PF, Gonzaga, Kings.
11. Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky, Hornets.
12. Luke Kennard, SG, Duke, Pistons.
13. Donovan Mitchell, SG, Louisville, Nuggets.
14. Bam Adebayo, C, Kentucky, Heat.
15. Justin Jackson, North Carolina, Trail Blazers.
16. Justin Patton, C, Creighton, Bulls.
17. DJ Wilson, PF, Michigan, Bucks.
18. TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA, Pacers.
19. John Collins, PF, Wake Forest, Hawks.
20. Harry Giles, C, Duke, Trail Blazers.
21. Terrance Ferguson, SF, Adelaide 36ers, Thunder.
It's official pic.twitter.com/bOXfb3rY2l
— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) June 23, 2017
LeBron went bald, Kawhi lost his braids and everyone else is trying to trade everybody. Warriors got the entire league shook. https://t.co/nNAJA1Zoal
— Nillz (@TheBullsShow) June 21, 2017
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