Markelle Fultz is likely going to be your No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Boston Celtics currently hold that pick, with the Los Angeles Lakers directly behind them at No. 2. While UCLA’s Lonzo Ball has declined to work out with the Celtics, hoping instead to be drafted by L.A., Fultz now has a date set to strut his stuff in front of Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Washington Huskies star is set to have a draft workout with the Celtics on Tuesday, June 6th.
Tape on Fultz is extensive and his NBA skill set relative to his competition is pretty set, so there’s little chance the workout has any negative impact on his draft selection.
What will be interesting, however, is how we view the draft for Boston as we get closer to June 22. At the time of the Draft Lottery it appeared as though Boston may be willing to deal the pick, but as time has gone on the feeling is that Ainge will keep the pick and select Fultz.
This could have something to do with the availability of Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, who is a free agent and could become one of Boston’s premiere players without the Celtics having to give up that No. 1 overall pick to get him.
It’s all a tangled web at the moment, and it’s fun to pull on one end and see what moves on the other side. June is only going to get more interesting as we get deeper into it.