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Photo of Markelle Fultz and Red Auerbach's car is the closest he might get to the Celtics

Photo of Markelle Fultz and Red Auerbach's car is the closest he might get to the Celtics

As he was preparing for the NBA Draft, former DeMatha star Markelle Fultz went back to school only to find a piece of Celtics history on campus.

Given the Celtics have the No. 1 pick, and Fultz being the likely the No. 1 pick, being back at DeMatha on the same day that the Mercedes of legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach was there seemed like fate. 

And why was Red Auerbach's Mercedes at DeMatha, you ask? Well, when Red Auerbach passed, he left his Mercedes to his nephew Ric MacPherson (DeMatha class of 1965). Ric was close with Red and he just happened to be at DeMatha with the car when Markelle visited on Friday.

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I bet Markelle Fultz wishes he could "BCELTIC," but that might not be the case.

Unfortunately, reports surfaced later Friday afternoon from Zach Lowe and Marc Stein of ESPN that say Boston is now in serious talks to trade the No. 1 pick to the Sixers. The talks have elevated to the point that Fultz is now planning for life not in Boston

So, Fultz may not get to play for the Celtics, but at least he got to have a photoshoot with the car of a Celtics legend.

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Cavs discussing three-team deal to trade Kevin Love for Paul George, report says

Cavs discussing three-team deal to trade Kevin Love for Paul George, report says

The NBA Draft has come and gone, but the Pacers remain active in trying to trade superstar Paul George. According to a new report, the Nuggets have emerged as a possible partner in a three-team deal to land George in Cleveland.

The report comes from ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, who tweeted these rumors on Sunday:

If this were to go through, the Cavs would end up with George and Faried, while losing Love. Faried doesn't exactly qualify as a fourth star but the duo of them could, in theory, make the Cavs better than they were with just Love. Faried could fill the rebounding void and George would make them better defensively.

If Love goes to Denver, like Stein says, it would be interesting to see what goes to the Pacers. They are, after all, giving up the best player in the deal.

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It doesn't sound like the Mavs will let Nerlens Noel hit NBA free agency

It doesn't sound like the Mavs will let Nerlens Noel hit NBA free agency

NBA teams hoping to acquire a power forward in next month's free agency may be left with one less option, as the Dallas Mavericks appear determined to re-sign Nerlens Noel, a restricted free agent.

That's according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

Noel, 23, was traded to Dallas from the Sixers back in February for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and two second round picks. He played 22 games for the Mavs, who did not qualify for the playoffs.

Trading for Noel represented a risk, given he does not have a contract for next season. But Dallas should have the opportunity to match whatever offer he gets in free agency if he indeed makes it that far.

Noel, though, could be expensive. He's very young and holds averages of 10 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game through three NBA seasons. Durability is a concern, as he only played in 51 games last season due to a surgery he had in October. But he played in 67 games the season before and 71 the year before that.

Noel was the sixth overall pick in 2013, the same year the Wizards took Otto Porter third overall.

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