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I watched most of the second half against Milwaukee, and it was fun to see Horford knocking down shots, Irving making plays late, and the young guys contributing.DavidTai wrote: I have to admit, aside from that streak of horrible shooting in the second quarter, I really liked watching the Celtics play. Defense's getting better, Irving and Horford are forming a pretty danged good chemistry, and the young players are really growing. Different one each night (five freaking rookies for the Celtics. You kidding me?)
The most reasonable explanation I've heard has been that Fultz hired his agent very, very late in the process - a few weeks before the draft. As a result, he had no agent monitoring his workouts, etc, until the damage had already been done and exaberated by summer league.fubarthepanda wrote: Well, he wouldn't be a Sixer if he didn't miss his rookie season...!
It seemed like the idea with Fultz was that he excel at playing off the ball because of his shooting ability, sort of like Harden when he was at OKC. He could take playmaking pressure off of Simmons, while not needing the ball all the time. None of the other top guards projected to have his kind of shooting. And nobody knew for sure at the time of the draft that Simmons could handle the point like he has. They needed a PG who could guard PG's well, but play off the ball on offense. With Fultz's shooting ability and size, he projected to be that kind of player.DavidTai wrote: I've been having a hard time understanding why the Sixers bothered to trade two lottery picks for Fultz, when they already had Simmons in hand. It seems like they would have been better off just holding on and waiting.
Might have been thinking of just having transcendant all-around talent all around, but I don't really see the need to have another ball handler right there.
I'm just glad the Sixers traded for Fultz though, the thought of Tatum -and- another lottery pick on that team is frightening. Tatum seems like exactly what they need as a counterpart for Simmons and Embiid, with Covington to do the dirty work.