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Report: Markelle Fultz meeting with top lottery teams – except Magic

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TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 29: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Washington Huskies in action during the first half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on January 29, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Celtics aren’t unique – at least when it comes to interviewing potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz.

The Magic on the other hand…

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

Markelle Fultz’s time at the NBA Draft Combine will be brief, and it will not include an interview with the Orlando Magic, sources told the Orlando Sentinel.

Keith Pompey of The Inquirer:

Jeff Goodman of ESPN:

The eight teams most likely to win the lottery:

  • Celtics
  • Suns
  • Lakers
  • 76ers
  • Magic
  • Timberwolves
  • Knicks
  • Mavericks

Goodman names Sacramento, which can’t get the No. 1 pick due to a pick swap with Philadelphia, and omits Minnesota and Dallas. Maybe Fultz will meet with the Kings anyway and won’t meet with the Timberwolves or Mavericks. Or maybe Goodman was told vaguely about meeting with the several teams most likely to win the lottery and failed to consider Sacramento’s swap.

Regardless, the specifics are unimportant. If another team – even Orlando – wins the lottery, Fultz can always meet with it later.

He’s clearly open to numerous interviews.