In exchange, Boston received Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018). 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.
Thomas wouldn't divulge the full nature of their conversations but said Fultz is excited for the possibility of being the top pick and playing in Boston. "I know that they (Celtics) have really, really liked him (Fultz) all season".
"He asks questions; I answer them", Thomas said.
"I'd be the best player ever, and everybody would think that", Thomas said with a smile on Good Morning America on Friday. "I think the opportunity that would be there would be incredible".More news: Ransomware outbreak prompts Microsoft to update old software
The Celtics seem likely to select Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft and he could be the flawless Celtic. But for now, let us celebrate a player who has beat the odds and has developed into what many around the National Basketball Association think to be an elite talent.
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 think the opportunity that would be there would be wonderful", Fultz said. "But whatever they do ... I mean, whatever happens, happens".