Washington Basketball point guard Markelle Fultz workout with Los Angeles Lakers may simply be jurisprudence. But Lake Show Life Asha Doucet reports it may be risk he falls in NBA Draft
Washington Basketball point guard Markelle Fultz is in a precarious position. With an entire season of “He’s number one!” ringing in his ears, he must now prove that his reputation is earned. In other words, he has no place to go but down. And per FanSided’s Lake Show Life Asha Doucet, that may be just what happened when Markelle Fultz worked out for the Boston Celtics.
The article covers Fultz’s agreement to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are selecting at the number two spot in the 2017 NBA Draft. The article goes on to say that the news from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, reporting that Markelle Fultz did not shoot particularly well for the Celtics in his recent workout, has prompted the Washington Huskies point guard to agree to a Lakers workout.
Further information on Fultz’s surprise workout with the Lakers came in the form of an article from ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, who indicates that it was a “family decision”. While this point in time close to an NBA Draft is the period of plenty of smoke, mirrors, and misdirection, this type of information from Fultz himself is more intriguing.
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This is curious information. If the Celtics’ interest in Fultz cools, then the logic behind his selection at two is just as perilous. Of the top three teams selecting in the 2017 NBA Draft, only the Philadelphia 76ers have an obvious fit for Fultz. Both the Celtics and Lakers have good production in the backcourt already. In fact, some believe that Fultz is the last piece to what could be a playoff team in Philadelphia in the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
The fit for Fultz with either the Celtics or Lakers may eventually work, but on either roster, veterans who start will either need to accept a diminished role or be traded to afford Fultz an opportunity for significant playing time.
With what projected to be a very predictable top two picks of the 2017 NBA Draft, the current situation is certainly adding a bit of provocative thought. In the end, I still believe Markelle Fultz will be the first player selected in the 2017 NBA Draft. But whether he plays for the Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, or some other NBA team is still a question mark in my mind.