March 21 2018

Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team

March 21 2018, 12:35 | Rex Rios

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, which made him the first Washington Husky to be selected No. 1 overall.

The Sixers might have to be patient again because Fultz and Simmons will not only be learning how to play together but will also be doing so while playing their first National Basketball Association minutes ever, after Simmons missed all of last season with a foot injury.

During Thursday night's draft, the No. 1 pick's social media crew forgot to include a couple of minor details in a post to Fultz's Instagram account repping watch brand Tissot. Washington's Markelle Fultz poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Plum was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the San Antonio Stars.

Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the National Basketball Association draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago Bulls traded Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

When it happened, Embiid tweeted that he's going to use a nickname that Sixers fans are talking about for next year's lineup of Markelle Fultz, him, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons: the F.E.D.S.

Heron, who was a 5-star signee in the class of 2016, chose to stay at Auburn this upcoming season after a solid freshman campaign in which he averaged 15.2 points and 6.1 rebounds.

"We got the goal to turn this program around", Fultz said.

"Everybody knows known for the crossover and they love him here and a chance to come here and he [too] was the No. 1 pick is kind of insane", Fultz said. Dunn struggled mightily as an older rookie, LaVine is coming off a torn ACL, and they somehow had to surrender their own pick in the deal too.

Philadelphia fans have persevered through some tough times over the last couple of years as the 76ers went through the tanking period known as "The Process". Brown said Simmons and Fultz, who will play in the summer league, could work well together in the backcourt, no matter which player is the ballhandler. "I mean, say you want to do something, and to go out and do it is unbelievable".

Fultz attended the University of Washington because it was one of the first schools to recruit him. The city of Philadelphia has already responded, as the team has reportedly already sold more than 14,000 season tickets, the most of any season in team history.

We're sure OKC fans loved being reminded of that, especially since the loss to the Warriors ended up costing them Kevin Durant. "It was just fun to have them come out".

Philly does have Chick-fil-A.

"You realize he's got the chip but he doesn't go out of his way to show it", Colangelo said.

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