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Markelle Fultz Is Excited About Philly Because Of Its Chicken Sandwiches

Markelle Fultz Is Excited About Philly Because Of Its Chicken Sandwiches”

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz already has his first turnover as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Over the past week, the writing seemed to be on the wall for Jimmy Butler and his future with the Bulls.

Philadelphia took Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 selection and the Los Angeles Lakers went with fellow freshman guard Lonzo Ball at No. 2.

The Knicks selected two foreign players and a pretty good college shooter.

Maybe Boston would have been a great landing spot for Fultz.

Thibodeau has enough young players in Minnesota and wanted a veteran like he had during his successful run coaching the Bulls.

Sampson and Olajuwon, though, are the only consecutive overall No. 1 picks to play together for the team that drafted them. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies.

Fultz also touched on his relationship with Joel Embiid-sorry, Mayor Embiid-his struggles with high school hoops and his stone-faced demeanor in the essay.

Embiid, who missed his first two seasons with foot injuries, was placed on minutes restrictions in 2016-17 and was banned from playing both games of back-to-back contests.

Fultz, the 6-foot-4 guard, was selected No. 1 overall in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night and joined former LSU guard Ben Simmons as consecutive top picks for the Sixers.

"When you look at the combination of Ben and Markelle", Brown said, "we will grow those young players, allow them to co-exist and let them grow with each other".

"Tonight was supposed to be a good night. Not only with what he represents as a human being but what he represents as a basketball player, it could just not be a more ideal fit".

He expects the on-court mesh to be just as smooth.

The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski also reported that the Boston Celtics, who took Duke's Jayson Tatum with the third pick, were working on a trade for Indiana Pacers forward Paul George.

Fox ended up in the same state as Ball, who he outplayed when Kentucky ousted UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. I really like this kid and at 18 years old, he still has possibly a decade before he is in his prime. "To think that you're going to go into a season with a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and Joel Embiid, as much as we love him and see how special he is, the reality is those three players have played a cumulative 31 National Basketball Association games", Brown said. Embiid has played a grand total of 31 games since being drafted back in 2014. Derrick White, who went to the Spurs, and Josh Hart, who went to the Lakers, had to wait until the last two picks of round number one to hear their names called.

There have been a flurry of trades since the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, though most of the moves on draft night were minor.



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