The top projected pick in the NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz, has been on the Celtics radar since the end of their season. However, the biggest question has been can Fultz and superstar Isaiah Thomas play together in the backcourt considering they both play the same position. Both players are already acquainted due to the fact they both attended the same college.

The Celtics already have a talented core of young and experienced players. The team has so much chemistry that they were able to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals this past season but would come up short in five games to Lebron Jame's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Their most impressive game came when they defeated the Cavs in game four in Cleveland without their star guard Isaiah Thomas. That game along proved how talented and competitive of a core they already have and that they may be just missing another star player that has the experience to complete the team.

'The Process'

In last year's NBA Draft the Philadelphia 76ers got to enjoy having the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since 1996 when they drafted Hall of Famer Allen Iverson. That pick paid off as Philly was able to enjoy many years of being a playoff contender and even reaching the NBA Finals once in 2001. Since the departure of Allen Iverson in 2006, the 76ers have experienced losing seasons for a majority of the last 11 years.

Their last playoff visit came in 2012 which was the last time long time Sixer Andre Iguodala would play for the team.

Since 2012, the 76ers have been tanking seasons in order to gain high draft picks to rebuild the team with young stars. In their previous three drafts, they've been able to draft Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, Jahlil Okafor, Timothe Luwawa-Cabbarot, and Ben Simmons.

All of those prospects have very high potential and some have been able to show tremendous upside. If the 76ers are able to pull off a deal with the Boston Celtics for this year's No. 1 pick, they will be able to draft a guy in Markelle Fultz that will become their go-to guy on the scoring end and provide explosiveness at the point guard position.

Fultz joining the 76ers will really have fans trusting the process which has become the team's slogan thanks to former GM Sam Hinkie.

Celtics acquiring another star

There have been many rumors that the Boston Celtics have been trying to acquire all-star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls this summer. Adding an experienced star like Jimmy Butler will give the Celtics the firepower on both sides of the ball to compete against teams upcoming teams like the 76ers and the defending conference champs the Cleveland Cavaliers. If the Celtics decide to trade their No. 1 pick to Philly, it could give them the proper assets they need to make a deal with Chicago for Butler.

NBA Draft date and time

The 2017 Nba Draft will be held Thursday, June 22 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The start time will be at 4:00 p.m. on ESPN. If the Celtics and 76ers plan on making a deal with one another, it will likely have to take place before the draft. So stay tuned and be sure to check out for more updates.