Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Brett Brown said he felt sad after 76ers traded away Markelle Fultz

Brett Brown said he felt sad after 76ers traded away Markelle Fultz

The guard has played in only 19 games this season because of a shoulder injury. At the time, the 19-year old Fultz set a record for youngest player in National Basketball Association history to record a triple-double. The second-round pick is for this year's draft.

"We expected him to be back some time this season", Brand said when asked about the decision to trade Fultz. "I think he's a 20-year-old player with tremendous potential and I feel confident in saying the league looks at him that way, not just us".

Before worrying about that, though, the Sixers have more pressing matters to deal with - namely, sorting out how these players are going to fit together. "I'm glad that he's a part of our team now and hopefully I can talk to him and help him with whatever he's been going through".

The diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome is a concern for Orlando, but giving up a heavily protected pick, a second-rounder and the struggling Simmons minimises any risk. However long that takes, Weltman said, the Magic are committed to helping Fultz along his road to recovery.

Fultz, 20, was the top overall pick less than two years ago, after the 76ers traded a first-round pick to the Boston Celtics to move up two spots in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Bamba, however, welcomed his new teammate to Orlando, though - well, kinda. "And he's got all the ingredients, not just the physical abilities, to blossom". "I feel for Markelle in the situation that he's been in and I'm glad that he's out of it".

Given time to heal his shoulder and rid his head of whatever demons that might have been haunting him and Fultz will once again return to being a top talent, Isaac predicted. "But right now we had a chance to add a player, wing depth, and so we had to go do it now". And, in time, that will only make the Magic a more unsafe team, he added.

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