Pretty much right after the NBA Lottery and the ping pong balls fell in favor of the Boston Celtics giving them the #1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft, rumors started swirling about the Celtics trading away the pick for a current NBA player or for future picks in the draft. These rumors were based upon Celtic’s GM Danny Ainge’s prolific history of trading away picks. So it was no surprise to some people when Ainge dealt the Celtics pick to the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers. Rumors are already stirring that the Celtics aren’t done and will use the picks they got in this deal with the Sixers to trade for a current NBA star. Here’s what people were saying about this common move by Ainge.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 18, 2017
After agreeing to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, Celtics fans simply want to know what's next. https://t.co/Qtb5tA4MRC
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 18, 2017
The Celtics GM Danny Ainge is stockpiling 1st Round Picks in an attempt to trade for Anthony Davis.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 18, 2017
— OutSpoken (@outspoken_brand) June 17, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 17, 2017
So the first time the Celtics ever get the # 1 pick of the draft they trade down lmaoo I'm so glad I'm not a Celtics fan what a joke team 💀
— LakeShowMafia (@LakeShowMafia) June 16, 2017
Celtics FINALLY get lucky & get the #1 pick & Ainge wants to trade it away so he can get another future pick. pic.twitter.com/BXo9uhRMGW
— CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) June 17, 2017
Celtics fans after seeing Ainge trade the number 1 pick pic.twitter.com/XDdGL3RUq6
— Adam Abramson (@Adam_Abramson1) June 18, 2017
Trying to comprehend if the Celtics going to trade the #1 pick like... pic.twitter.com/Gj2GK8me2p
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) June 16, 2017
RUMOR: The Bulls might trade Jimmy Butler after the Celtics/Sixers trade for their 2017 No. 3 pick, 2018 1st round pick,and Jahlil Okafor. pic.twitter.com/ymLOfAuPnl
— Bulls Nation (@BullsNationNet) June 18, 2017
Now all of Celtics nation is in anticipation to see what Ainge does next. Everyone is expecting Ainge to make another move because as it sits right now this trade doesn't appear that good for the Celtics. If Ainge can somehow pull the trigger on another deal and spin this in a way that makes the Celtics better and favorites in the Eastern Conference, all of Boston will most likely react like this.