Although currently in line to be drafted with the first and last picks in their respective NBA Drafts, guards Markelle Fultz and Isaiah Thomas already have enough in common. Even so, the tandem of former Washington Huskies signal callers could now be adding yet another common theme to their relationship while potentially becoming Boston Celtics teammates in the near future.
As a result, Thomas has already reached out to Fultz since the Celtics obtained the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Not only that, but Thomas believes that he and Fultz would thrive together in Boston.
“He’s excited,” Thomas said, via ESPN. “I mean, he obviously doesn’t know where he’s going, but … he’s excited about the opportunity.”
However, all indications have Fultz coming off the board at No. 1 overall to the Celtics as he is widely regarded as the top overall prospect in this year’s crop of collegiate talent.
“He asks questions; I answer them,” Thomas added. “He’s a good friend of mine. If it happens, we’ll figure out how to play together. If not, we’ll go from there.”
On the other hand, Thomas was infamously selected by the Sacramento Kings with the No. 60 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, which is notably the last pick in the entire event.
“I try to just focus on what I’m doing on the court and let those guys focus on making those decisions,” said Thomas, who was just named to the league’s All-NBA Second Team on Thursday. “But whatever they do … I mean, whatever happens, happens.”