According to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson "is in love" with Fultz and may offer the Boston Celtics the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft and forward Julius Randle for the No. 1 overall pick.
Givony added that Fultz's workout may have been the best the Lakers have seen during the predraft process thus far.
It's Early, but Stevens Is the Coach of the Year
Shaq and Chuck Used to Get into It on the Court
LeBron Isn't Worried, but Maybe He Should Be
NBA Superstars Are Cruising by Scoring Milestones
This Lakers Rookie Is Ready to Take Over the NBA
LeBron James Jr. Is More Than Just His Famous Name
Growing Up: Damian Lillard Tells Us How He Improved His Jump Shot as a Kid
Growing Up: the Game That Showed Isaiah Thomas He Could Be an NBA Star
Growing Up: How Kyrie Irving Became One of the League’s Most Lethal Scorers
NBA Africa Game 2017: Embiid, Porzingis & More Battle in Johannesburg
NBA Stars Are All in on #DriveByDunkChallenge, the Summer's Hottest Meme
Lonzo Ball Proves He’s a Big Baller by Winning Summer League MVP
Best and Worst Moves of the NBA Offseason So Far
Jonah Bolden NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for 76ers Rookie
Ivan Rabb NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for Grizzlies Rookie
Numbers to Know Heading into 2017 NBA Draft
Jordan Bell NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for Warriors Rookie
Semi Ojeleye NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for Celtics Rookie
Despite Fultz's status as the favorite to go No. 1 overall, ESPN's Chad Ford reported Thursday that Boston is considering other options, including Kansas swingman Josh Jackson.
Givony still believes Fultz will go first, but he could see the Celtics potentially moving him in a trade.
Adam Zagoria of FanRag Sports added Friday that Boston could also be looking into adding more first-round picks to use in a trade for Chicago Bulls small forward Jimmy Butler.
In a hypothetical deal of Fultz for Randle and the No. 2 pick, Boston could get a promising big man as well as an elite prospect such as Jackson or Lonzo Ball.
Randle is still coming into his own, but he performed well in 2016-17, as he shot 48.8 percent from the field while averaging 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Passing up Fultz could be foolhardy, though, as he put up a remarkable 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per contest in his one collegiate season at Washington.
For the Lakers, Fultz could develop into the superstar they so desperately need in order to go from the basement of the Western Conference to title contention.