Report: Markelle Fultz will only work out for Celtics
Markelle Fultz, widely projected as the No. 1 pick in the draft, has told other teams he will only work out for the Celtics, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Boston holds the first pick in the draft, and Fultz visited with the Celtics this week. He told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that an official decision hadn’t been made regarding his workouts.
For Fultz to work out only with Boston would be largely unsurprising given the long-standing trend of top prospects picking and choosing which teams to meet with privately. These types of decisions are made with regard to the feedback players receive from teams, and also often with an eye toward steering prospects’ eventual draft destinations.
In contrast, top prospect Lonzo Ball recently chose not to work out for the Celtics, but is expected to work out for the Lakers, who pick second, on Wednesday. He has reportedly considered working out for the Sixers, who pick third.
Fultz had said publicly he wants to be the No. 1 pick. The Washington product ranks first on SI.com’s draft Big Board.