That’s the question Celtics fans are asking themselves on Friday after conflicting reports surfaced late Thursday night regarding the team’s relationship with Iowa State forward Royce White.
White reportedly pulled out of all his remaining workouts and has gone silent, which apparently is an indication that a team may have made a promise. ESPN NBA insider Chad Ford later tweeted that the Celtics were the team to make that promise, meaning they would select White with the No. 21 overall pick in next week’s draft.
Not so fast, however.
SI.com’s Sam Amick reports that a source informed him that the Celtics did not make a promise to White, leading to a bit of confusion for C’s fans.
Perhaps there shouldn’t be much confusion, though, because the Boston Herald’s Dan Duggan reports that a source told him the Celtics don’t make promises. The source said that the C’s are “out of the promise game,” and that No. 21 is too late to make a promise anyway.
For a quick recap of all this, check out the Storify below. Whatever the case may be, at least keep an eye on Royce White heading into this year’s draft if you’re a Celtics fan.
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