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. Fultz, a point guard who is arguably the draft’s top prospect, interviewed with some teams Wednesday, but the Magic were not among them. He will not speak with the Magic before he leaves Chicago on Thursday. Magic officials wanted to interview Fultz, who played one season at the University of Washington. But interviews at the combine typically are scheduled by the NBA. Sometimes teams do not get their first choices of interviews. The Magic will have an 8.8 percent chance of winning the top overall pick during next week’s NBA Draft Lottery and a 9.7 percent probability of receiving the second pick. If either scenario occurs, the Magic no doubt would invite Fultz to visit Orlando for interviews with team officials and a workout. The Magic’s combine delegation, led by interim general manager Matt Lloyd and coach Frank Vogel, interviewed six prospects on Wednesday. Those prospects were Kentucky shooting guard Hamidou Diallo, UCLA power forward T.J. Leaf, Baylor power forward Johnathan Motley, Creighton center Justin Patton, South Carolina shooting guard Sindarius Thornwell and Michigan big man Moritz Wagner.
Magic won't get to interview Markelle Fultz at NBA Draft Combine
Orlando Sentinel | May 11