Well this got interesting pretty quick. A week ago we thought we had a pretty good idea of how this first round — or at least how this lottery – was going to go down. Markelle Fultz to the Celtics, Lonzo Ball to the Lakers, Josh Jackson to the Sixers, etc.
Then the Sixers and Celtics flipped picks.
Since then, it’s as if NBA front offices have all gotten bit by the trade bug.
By the time you read this, Paul George may be on his way elsewhere. Jimmy Butler too. I have a feeling picks are going to be flying all over the place Thursday night in Brooklyn as franchises attempt to get an impact player in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory.