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Soaring Up Draft Boards, De’Aaron Fox will Work Out with Lakers, Sixers

With the first pick in the NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics are expected to select point guard Markelle Fultz.  That’s what is expected, but it could change.

Jordan Schulz of Bleacher Report shared some inside information about the former Kentucky point guard on Twitter: “There are multiple teams in the lottery who feel De’Aaron Fox — not Fultz or Ball — is the top PG in the draft. Continues 2 rise.”

If Fox doesn’t fly all the way up to No. 1, he still could surpass Lonzo Ball and head to Los Angeles with the second pick.  According to Mark Medina, Fox will work out with the Lakers and the Sixers, who hold the No. 3 pick.  The workouts are expected to take place between June 11 and the 17th, about a week before the draft.

Fultz has been the consensus No. 1 overall pick for months, but a lot can change before June 22.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Soaring Up Draft Boards, De’Aaron Fox will Work Out with Lakers, Sixers

  1. a21CATSfan
    9:19 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

    If you really think about it, Malik Monk would be the perfect fit alongside IT4.

    • bdmnky81
      9:22 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

      You are absolution correct. I can’t understand why that hasn’t been made into a bigger point. Celts need another guy who can go get buckets.

    • CstlCAT22
      9:53 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

      That would be a scary lineup for sure!

    • BBNDan7
      11:59 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

      Monks inconsistency and height will keep him from being as high as he should unfortunately. He’s not the size of an NBA SG (traditionally) and doesn’t have the handles of a PG. but these are things that he ca practice and I think he’s gonna end up being the best player in this draft in 5 years

  2. CstlCAT22
    9:31 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

    Pretty clear in my mind. Washington was terrible and played very little competition. Fultz’s stats are inflated because of that. Fox dominated Ball, who I would consider better than Fultz. I have a hard time seeing Fultz anywhere near NBA ready.

    • BBNDan7
      1:23 am May 28, 2017 Permalink

      I wouldn’t say he’s not NBA ready. He’s still very athletic and while his stats may be more inflated than other cause of him being basically the whole team he’s still pretty good if you watch him play. And he’s got great size for his handles

  3. Angelo
    10:15 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

    This is fantastic news!!! Youzers!!! It has been a while since Cal had a number one point guard!!!

  4. Angelo
    10:32 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

    Cal’s basketball IQ is 5 standard deviations above average!! That is a lot……

  5. Lukifer
    9:17 am May 28, 2017 Permalink

    I think Fultz is still the best fit for Boston. Regardless of who he played for or how much he won, the guy has a knack for putting the ball in the hoop with such an ease and fluidity to his game. I’d love to see Fox go no. 1, but I have a hard time believing Boston will see him a better fit for their system than Fultz.