Celtics to meet with Fultz at combine

With the No. 1 pick going to the Sacramento Kings, the Sixers can exercise their pick swap rights to snag the top spot. After Embiid went down injured in January, Saric stepped up his Rookie of the Year campaign, averaging 17.3 points per game with 7.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists after the All-Star break.

Here are a few things that jumped out to us during Thursday's NBA Draft Combine and how they might relate to Phoenix. He combines his ability to get wherever he wants on the floor with outstanding shot-making prowess off the dribble, making 42% of his pull-up jumpers on the season, with his 1.02 PPP ranking second best among draft prospects. The Lakers' eagerness to get to know Fultz and Fox, who are scheduled to be there, while Ball and Jackson are passing it up, will be moot if the club doesn't keep its pick.

That combination has Fox widely regarded as one of the Top 5 prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft, as well as the potential top choice for the Knicks. UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Duke's Jayson Tatum will not attend. I was angry that we lost. The Philadelphia 76ers received the first overall pick in the 2016 draft.

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Antonio Conte's side now lead arch-rivals Spurs by four points in the table and are just three wins away from winning the title. Everton's Romelu Lukaku leads the race for the Golden Boot, his 24 goals putting him clear of Tottenham's Harry Kane (21).

In a recent interview with Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, one of the top point guard prospects exhibited that, even at a young age, he can break ranks with his peers by trusting his own gut feelings over the whispers of agents and "positioning". "He still has a lot of room for growth, but his size (6-4"), defensive effort, speed and competitive spirit will help him succeed until the super-fine skills are honed. McConnell and Nik Stauskas proved themselves as solid rotational National Basketball Association guards.

Arizona will have three representatives playing in the NBA Combine 5-on-5 games Thursday and Friday - and another three coaching in the games. It's hard to see how the projected second-round pick would fit in on the Suns with restricted free agent Alan Williams occupying the spot Bell would likely take on the team, but there's no doubt he's a player worth taking a chance on in round two.