Boston Celtics

General manager Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics speaks with the media during Boston Celtics Media Day on September 26, 2016 in Waltham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

General manager Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics speaks with the media during Boston Celtics Media Day on September 26, 2016 in Waltham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Boston Celtics waited until their second pick of the first round to make their first trade of the evening, drafting Mattise Thybulle and immediately trading him to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 24 overall pick and No. 33 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

A forward, Thybulle played his college hoops at Washington, Thybulle averaged a career-high 2.3 blocks per game as a senior, and was considered one of the best defenders available in this year’s draft class.

This is the second time the Sixers and Celtics have traded with one another in the last three years, with the last trade coming in 2017’s deal where the Sixers sent the No. 3 overall pick (Jayson Tatum) and 2019 Sacramento first-round pick (eventually converted at No. 14 overall and used to select Indians’s Romeo Langford) in exchange for the No. 1 overall pick (Markelle Fultz).

By trading four spots back, the Celtics gained an additional second-round draft pick.

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