Isaiah Thomas has reached out to Markelle Fultz about the possibility of sharing a backcourt with the Boston Celtics.
Fultz is expected to be the Celtics' pick at No. 1 if they don't trade it for an established star.
"He's excited," Thomas said. "I mean, he obviously doesn't know where he's going, but ... he's excited about the opportunity."
Thomas said Fultz inquired about the culture of the Celtics organization, to which Thomas has offered insight into how things work.
"He asks questions; I answer them," Thomas said. "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."
Both Thomas and Fultz attended the University of Washington.
While Fultz will likely be the top pick of the 2017 draft, Thomas was the last pick in 2011.