I was really impressed by Fultz last night, I think he's one to watch. Obviously he's not a perfect player, but his defense, athleticism, and passing is really impressive. He's especially good at drop off passes inside the paint. I don't foresee a trade soon because ORL is in a feel good situation, but with his deal expiring + Black waiting in the wings I'm not sure they will make a huge commitment to him long term.
Ok now I like it more. That definitely balances out the risk a bit more.Here is the detail:
Derek Bodner of PHLY Sports reports (via Twitter) that the 2026 first-round selection the Thunder are trading will include “least favorable” language, meaning it won’t necessarily be the Clippers’ pick that heads to Philadelphia. The Thunder also control their own first-rounder and Houston’s selection (top-four protected) in ’26, so the 76ers would receive the least favorable of those three picks.
So the worst of three picks... Thunder, Clips or Houston for the swap. I like it for OKC, but its still a gamble. LA betting pretty big on 3 dudes that are a long in the tooth. OKC doubling down against that bet.
"Some mornings, Markelle Fultz would lie in his bed and just think. Think, think, think. He couldn't help it. The thoughts would swarm his mind as he tried to swat each one away.
Am I ever going to play basketball again?
"I didn't want to wake up, go to workouts," Fultz says. "I just wanted to lie there and sleep."
Sleep would provide a temporary escape from the gnawing reality that he could not lift his arms above his head, he could not shoot jump shots, he could not stop the entire city of Philadelphia from hating him, and he could not for the life of him figure out what was wrong with his shoulder."
I think so but its hard to say. horrible defense and he will possibly take shots from better scorers (leonard and george). On the other hand it means westbrick probably has the ball less (good thing for them) and harden might get those other two scorers better looks.Does Harden make the clippers worse?
The pick OKC is sending to Philadelphia is protected now after being unprotected and they get a pick swap out of it. So essentially depending on what the protections are they could get a free pick swap out of the deal.
Sounds like he was dealing with depression brought on by the injury. I feel for him. That's tough.
He has to stop launching those pull-up 3's with 15 on the shot clock. He's not a good enough shooter and he's not putting any pressure on the defense with those. I get that when you're 7'4'', you feel like all those shots are wide open, but at some point your teammates are going to get fed up with defending the fast breaks resulting from the long rebounds.