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Counter-reports: Markelle Fultz not visiting Kings this weekend

Washington v USC

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: Director of video operations Jake Wisness (L) of the Washington Huskies and Markelle Fultz (R) #20 of the Huskies react on the bench after a Washington 3-pointer against the USC Trojans during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Markelle Fultz working out for the Kings? It seemed too good to be true.

Because it probably is.

James Ham of NBC Sports California:

Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee:

The Kings weren’t getting Fultz, anyway. He’s likely to go No. 1, and Sacramento – even with the Nos. 5 and 10 picks – lacks the assets to trade up that high.

But the Kings have more modest goals, like convincing people around the league that Sacramento isn’t “basketball hell.” A visit from the draft’s top prospect this weekend would have helped.

The Kings will have to find other ways, potentially including flying out Fultz at a different time. But, considering another report said he’d work out for only the Celtics, that seems unlikely.