The rumored deal between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers is going down, which means they'll swap positions in Thursday night's NBA draft -- and we'll have to hit reset on those mock drafts once again.
The Sixers now have the No. 1 pick, and they figure to be the likely destination for Washington point guard Markelle Fultz, though it's not a foregone conclusion. Meanwhile, there's no guarantee the Celtics will pick at No. 3, where they've been said to desire Kansas forward Josh Jackson, because ESPN's Chris Forsberg notes that the Boston-Philly deal makes one wonder if Celtics president Danny Ainge has a bigger plan in the works .
UCLA's Lonzo Ball has long been linked to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. But Paul George reportedly told the Indiana Pacers he plans to head elsewhere after next season -- and the Cleveland Cavaliers have potentially emerged as a trade destination -- so will the Lakers pass on Ball to make a package deal for the star swingman?
There are lots of storylines to pore over between now and Thursday night. Vote below on how you think it will all play out:
Coverage of the NBA draft begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday on ESPN, with the Sixers set to pick first for the second year in a row.
-- Brendan C. Hall