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Celtics reportedly interviewed draft prospect Markelle Fultz at NBA Draft combine Wednesday night

05.11.17 at 12:06 pm ET

Markelle Fultz (James Snook/USA Today Sports)

Markelle Fultz (James Snook/USA Today Sports)

Just because the Celtics were in the midst of trying to keep their season alive, didn’t mean Danny Ainge and Co. weren’t looking to the future.

According to, the Celtics were scheduled to interview Markelle Fultz at the NBA Draft combine Wednesday night. The Washington guard is considered a candidate to be selected with one of the upcoming draft’s top two picks.

The Celtics have a 25 percent chance of claiming the top pick in the draft when the lottery is held Tuesday night, with the odds dropping to 21.5 percent for the second pick and 17.8 percent for the third.

Fultz is considered perhaps the best ready-made scorer in the draft, with UCLA’s Lonzo Ball representing the only other available player with similar upside. Ball, however, is viewed as more of a playmaker than Fultz.

When asked who he liked the Celtics taking if they do, indeed, end up with the No. 1 overall selection, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman told the Giardi and Bradfo Show that Fultz would be his guy.

“He is a scoring point who can play with Isaiah. Lonzo Ball is the other guy who can be in the mix, but I don’t know if he plays with Isaiah all that well. They both need the ball in their hands,” Goodman said.


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