Sport Magic Johnson reportedly ‘in love’ with Markelle Fultz, may try to trade up to No. 1

04:21  17 june  2017
04:21  17 june  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Markelle Fultz will only work out for Celtics

  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.Fultz’s decision is 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.• NBA Draft Big Board 5.

According to a report by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress on Friday, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is “ in love ” with presumptive top selection Markelle Fultz and could attempt to trade up to No . 1 by offering forward Julius Randle and the No. 2 pick.

This draft is way too deep to be trying to trade up for that when you already have your current position. That's what you call reverse psychology. He saying this for Celtics to pick him up and Lakers get Ball or Johnson .

As it turns out, the Philadelphia 76ers may not be the only team in hot pursuit of the Boston Celtics’ No. 1 overall draft pick.

According to a report by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress on Friday, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is “in love” with presumptive top selection Markelle Fultz and could attempt to trade up to No. 1 by offering forward Julius Randle and the No. 2 pick. Givony also adds that Fultz “murdered” a recent workout with the Lakers.

Report: Celtics might not take Markelle Fultz at No. 1

  Report: Celtics might not take Markelle Fultz at No. 1 It’s been assumed by many for a while now that Washington point guard Markelle Fultz will be the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft . But maybe that’s a bit hasty, according to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN, who notes the Boston Celtics have a handful of players they’re considering. Per Ford, Fultz is very much still in the mix. However, the Celtics are also considering Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, De’Aaron Fox and Jayson Tatum.This is an interesting report for a couple reasons.

A day after Markelle Fultz talked up his fit next to D'Angelo Russell following his first workout for the Los Angeles Lakers, there are reports that president of basketball operations Magic Johnson wants to make such a pairing a reality. According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, Johnsoin "'is in love '

The Los Angeles Lakers were blown away by projected top pick Markelle Fultz ’s workout, and team president Magic Johnson is “ in love ” with the point-guard prospect out of Washington, sources told Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. The Lakers could reportedly try to trade into the No

Trade talks for the No. 1 overall pick have suddenly begun to heat up, and now the Lakers, who seemed content in recent weeks to take the hometown guy at No. 2 as their consolation prize, may be throwing their hat into the ring. The NBA offseason has officially begun, folks.

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