The Celtics’ philosophy under Danny Ainge has become clear, and if you’ve been paying attention, you shouldn’t be surprised that they’ve reportedly agreed to trade the No. 1 overall pick (likely point guard Markelle Fultz) in this week's draft to the Philadelphia 76ers.
It’s lovely that the trade was with the 76ers, because in making the deal, Ainge is using the very same principles that the 76ers made famous over the last decade. With their much hyped/ballyhooed/mocked “Process,” the 76ers under former president Sam Hinkie built a philosophy that was meant to game the current NBA system. Lose, stockpile assets, be patient, make the big deal, win everything.