The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics agreed to a trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick to Philly with the intention of selecting Washington guard Markelle Fultz.
While Fultz had been the favorite to go No. 1 before the trade, Kansas forward Josh Jackson was quickly gaining momentum as a potential surprise at No. 1 or No. 2. When the trade was first reported, Jackson posted to Twitter to take what appeared to be a shot at Fultz.
The knock against Fultz is that despite his stellar numbers in his lone season at Washington, he couldn’t even lead the Huskies to double-digit wins. They finished 9-22 and rarely put up competitive efforts in Pac-12 play. From the looks of the tweet, Jackson was poking fun at the excitement about a player who couldn’t elevate his team and put up great numbers simultaneously.
Jackson, on the other hand, helped lead Kansas to a 13th straight Big 12 regular season title and a run into the Elite Eight. Jackson averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game with the 31-5 Jayhawks.
Jackson quickly deleted the tweet on Saturday night, but it may have been enough to start a rivalry between Fultz and Jackson.