Here’s the Boston Herald reporting on some pre-draft talk that will add fun and intrigue not only to draft day but to the first few seasons of several top prospects:

DeAndre Ayton talks big, Marvin Bagley objects

DeAndre Ayton, generally considered the best player in this year’s draft, recently worked out for his local Phoenix Suns, the team with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft.

In the brash style of someone he is often compared to — Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid — the Arizona center made a pronouncement.

“I know I’m going No. 1,” he said, which didn’t thrill the next big man in the anticipated draft order.

“It’s disrespectful and I use it as drive every single day,” Duke’s Marvin Bagley said after his own workout for the Suns. “At the end of the day, this is all talk right now. Eventually we’ll have to go on the court and we’ll have to play. That’s where all the talking ends.”

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