Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Isaiah Thomas Talks To Markelle Fultz About Playing Together With Celtics

Thomas and Fultz have known each other for years, as both played at the University of Washington. It had been speculated for quite some time that Boston might trade that No. 1 draft pick away prior to the National Basketball Association trade deadline. Now that the Celtics officially have that pick, it gives them much more leverage to pull off a deal. Holding the rights to Brooklyn's first-round draft pick from the 2013 trade that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets, they won the lottery and will take the top pick for the first time since 1950.

George was involved in a trade before the deadline earlier this season with the Celtics, but Larry Bird refused to budge. You have to build on this momentum. You can coach him up. You want to get over the top.

Game 2 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series will be played today, still at the TD Garden. "That's the way I would probably think about it".

This draft is more important than the Shaq draft, the Penny draft, the Dwight draft for one very obvious reason: Because the franchise has never been so mired in the muck and fans have never been so bereft of hope.

The NBA Draft lottery has come and gone.

It is important to note that these rankings are all assuming the Celtics keep the pick and do not trade it. Could Utah's Gordon Hayward join Avery Bradley as a member of the Celtics next season?

That second provision is important, particularly when it comes to players like Isaiah Thomas. "To me, going through the ups and downs of a year, we usually just talk about development in terms of minutes, but going through the ups and downs of a year, especially when you're a young guy, and then taking all those good things and applying them in a game with that kind of intensity is invaluable". The All-Star also discussed his frustration with being defined by his stature. In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Hayward and the Jazz found themselves swept by the Golden State Warriors.

"Jimmy Butler or even Paul George, that doesn't guarantee they get by Cleveland", Wojnarowski said of possible trade targets for the Celtics.

The ping pong balls bounced the Celtics way Tuesday night, as the team landed the number one overall pick.

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