I confess that I do lot follow NBA that closely. But here's what I do not understand:
If the celtics did not rate Fultz high enough to keep the pick, why do the deal with Philly that early? If Boston held on till the draft day, they could conceivably make an offer to the Knicks for Porzingas that would have been more acceptable (and face saving) to Phil Jackson. And then may be use the next year's Nets pick and trade for Jimmy Butler. We all saw how little the T'wolves had to surrender. The Warriors and Lebron are huge deterrents, I get that. But this version of the Boston team would have been good enough to contend now and would have been young enough to take over when GS and Lebron's team started to fade.