Counter-reports: Markelle Fultz not visiting Kings this weekend
Markelle Fultz working out for the Kings? It seemed too good to be true.
Because it probably is.
James Ham of NBC Sports California:
Sources: Markelle Fultz will not work out for the Kings this weekend. Possibility for a visit to Sacramento between now and Draft night.— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) June 9, 2017
Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee:
I'm told my multiple sources Markelle Fultz will not visit the Kings on Sunday. A visit is possible, but it's not this weekend.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) June 9, 2017
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.