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Jamal Murray NBA Draft update and Players Tribune piece; Had great workout with Celtics

Jamal Murray had a great workout for the Celtics that may help him go No. 3 in the 2016 NBA Draft.

It won't be long until Jamal Murray has his dreams of playing in the NBA become a reality.

In the meantime, Murray was part of a piece on the Players' Tribune that did a behind-the-scenes look at his pre-draft workouts and how he's developed into the lights-out shooter he was during his lone season with the Kentucky Wildcats.

That's part of a mini-series Murray did with the PT, so be sure to read his previous work there.

As for the upcoming draft, there has been a little buzz Murray could be in play for the 76ers with the No. 1 overall pick. However, Murray seemed to dismiss that notion with the list of teams he's scheduled to workout for, none of which being Philly.

I think that's a bad move by Murray and his agent, even if there is no chance that he goes No. 1. There's been a lot of talk about the Sixers moving up into the top 5-6 picks, so it's not out of the question that Murray ends up in Philly after No. 1.

Either way, Murray landing in Boston at No. 3 continues to look like the best scenario for him, so it's no surprise he's working at for the Celtics today, and he's making a great impression.

Murray also continued to stress he's not just a shooting guard like he was at Kentucky, where Tyler Ulis dominated the ball as the best point guard in college basketball.

Murray went as far as to tell the Boston Herald he's the best player in this draft, but did so in a respectable manner.

"I think so. That's not a knock on anybody," Murray said following his workout for the Celtics. "I'm just looking back on the work I've put in, how far I've come, how quickly I learn, how quickly I adapt to my surroundings and how easy I fit into a team. I believe I'm the best player in the draft, but every team needs what they need."

You already know I'm very high on Murray's NBA outlook, so seeing this shouldn't come as a surprise.