Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Projected No. 1 Pick Markelle Fultz Meets With Celtics
By ADAM ZAGORIA & JAKE WEINGARTENMarkelle Fultz, the 6-foot-4 point guard from the University of Washington who is the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, met with the Celtics on Monday and Tuesday.
Fultz was set to undergo a physical, spend time with Boston’s top officials and work out with the team.
Fultz will only work out for the Celtics, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.“It helps us get to know them more,” Celtics GM Danny Ainge said, according to ESPN. “Sometimes it makes [the final decision] harder, sometimes it makes it easier. I don’t know. We’re not done, we’re still in the process, we still have other players to see. Time will tell.”
The Celtics own the No. 1 pick in the June 22nd NBA Draft and are expected to take Fultz, who finished the season averaging 23.2 points 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.
Meantime, several high-profile prospects are set to work out Wednesday, with UCLA’s Lonzo Ball at the Lakers and N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. at the Knicks. The Lakers pick at No. 2 and the Knicks at No. 8.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.