clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2015 NBA Draft: Sixers plan on keeping Okafor, will not trade with Celtics

The 76ers will hold onto Jahlil Okafor.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Jahlil Okafor with the 3rd overall pick.  They had their sights set on D'Angelo Russell, who was taken by the Lakers just one pick before.

The Celtics have been involved in trade discussions with the 76ers in case Okafor dropped to them.  One offer included Marcus Smart, Kelly Olynyk, and the 16th pick, the 76ers declined.  Speculation over a trade was put to rest after Woj dropped one of his bombs:

The Celtics are still looking to make a deal, but Jahlil is off the table.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Celtics Blog Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Boston Celtics news from Celtics Blog