Report: Markelle Fultz will work out for Kings

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Well, this was unexpected.

The Kings have had a hard time getting top prospects to work out for them. Markelle Fultz reportedly planned to work out for only the Celtics.

Yet…

Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee:

Sacramento has the Nos. 5 and 10 picks. Fultz will probably go No. 1. Though the Kings are rumored to be considering trading up, they don’t have the ammo to get the top pick.

But this is still a huge win for Sacramento, which is desperately trying to shed its “basketball hell” image. Fultz working out for the Kings gives them credibility, showing they’re worth serious people’s time.

It’s still a long way from building a winner, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.