Report: Celtics to interview potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz. As they should.


Markelle Fultz is the guy on top of nearly everybody’s draft board, including the new NBC mock draft just released. Teams like Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson too, but it’s hard to find people who don’t have Fultz on top — he can play the pick-and-roll well, shoot threes, pass, has great size and showed an all-around game despite being on a weak Washington team last season.

Boston has a 25 percent chance at the top pick because they can (and will) swap picks with Brooklyn. So it shouldn’t be a shock that the Celtics brass wants to meet with Fultz, as reported by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express and The Vertical.

This is what they should do, along with working him out. Same with Ball, Jackson, Jayson Tatum, and anyone else they think could warrant being a top four pick (that’s the lowest the pick could slide). It’s simple due diligence.

The question is if the Celtics get the No. 1 pick, will they keep it or use it as trade bait for someone like Jimmy Butler or Paul George? Even if that’s possible, the Celtics need to be ready to make the pick if nothing else comes to fruition.

Grizzlies fan absolutely owns kids halftime scrimmage (video)

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The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.

This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.

Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:

The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.

DeMarcus Cousins pushes Trevor Ariza after whistle, gets technical foul (video)

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For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.

Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.

Paul George floors Jeremy Lamb with crossover, hits step-back 3-pointer over him (video)


The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.

Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.

David West pump fakes past one Trail Blazer, posterizes another (video)

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David West is 37 years old.