Regardless of what happens Monday night, the Boston Celtics still will have plenty on the line when they wake up Tuesday.
That’s because no matter how the C’s do in Monday night’s Game 7 matchup with the Washington Wizards in the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal series, they’ll still have the chance at the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft if the ping-pong balls bounce their way in the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery.
The thinking by many NBA experts is that Washington point guard Markelle Fultz will be the No. 1 overall pick. Fultz confirmed during an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Monday that the Celtics were one of the six teams he met with at the NBA Draft Combine, which makes sense considering they have the best odds at the top pick.
And Fultz appears to believe things could work out well for him in Boston.
That certainly sounds like good news for the Celtics and their fans.
That wasn’t all that Fultz had to say, though. He also had comments on LaVar Ball, the players he models his game after and what he could learn from Magic Johnson.
Well, maybe that part isn’t good news for the C’s.
But it’s up to the ping-pong balls now.
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