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Fultz still can't shoot
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:26:33 AM »

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They brought out Fultz to do some pre game shooting and this is what happened:

https://twitter.com/Tom_NBA/status/951566066802679808

Anyone still buying the injury BS?
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 10:26:07 AM by Erik »

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 09:55:38 AM »

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This is scary for the prospect of fultz career. He was also supposedly injured around the middle of the college season wasnít he? Then they shut him down. I feel like he was hidden for draft purposes. They were able to sell fools gold to the sixers. Then the sixers shut him down to figure out what to do with the bust in their hand... Fultz May be a complete bust. Itís not like he can fall back on his defense... he has none at all. The draft videos only talk about his"defensive potential from his tools and length" but that only goes so far without instincts.

We may have traded a bust for the best rookie and we were paid a lotto pick to do this. If fultz ends up a bust, this trade goes down as lopsided as that Brooklyn trade

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 10:17:00 AM »

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And most of you folks wanted him...

I knew his shot would suffer at the nba level

Such a slow release at the college level

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This is scary for the prospect of fultz career. He was also supposedly injured around the middle of the college season wasnít he? Then they shut him down. I feel like he was hidden for draft purposes. They were able to sell fools gold to the sixers. Then the sixers shut him down to figure out what to do with the bust in their hand... Fultz May be a complete bust. Itís not like he can fall back on his defense... he has none at all. The draft videos only talk about his"defensive potential from his tools and length" but that only goes so far without instincts.

We may have traded a bust for the best rookie and we were paid a lotto pick to do this. If fultz ends up a bust, this trade goes down as lopsided as that Brooklyn trade

Jeez. How does a professional sports franchise get sold a bill of goods with the #1 overall pick?

Didn't he do some shooting against a chair predraft at least?

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 10:29:03 AM »

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This is scary for the prospect of fultz career. He was also supposedly injured around the middle of the college season wasnít he? Then they shut him down. I feel like he was hidden for draft purposes. They were able to sell fools gold to the sixers. Then the sixers shut him down to figure out what to do with the bust in their hand... Fultz May be a complete bust. Itís not like he can fall back on his defense... he has none at all. The draft videos only talk about his"defensive potential from his tools and length" but that only goes so far without instincts.

We may have traded a bust for the best rookie and we were paid a lotto pick to do this. If fultz ends up a bust, this trade goes down as lopsided as that Brooklyn trade

Jeez. How does a professional sports franchise get sold a bill of goods with the #1 overall pick?

Didn't he do some shooting against a chair predraft at least?

From what I understand, they didn't see him play in person in their facilities until the deal was essentially done. Since he was widely expected to be the #1 overall pick, he only tried out for the Celtics. It wasn't until we heard reports that the pick was being traded that he flew to Philly to have a night time workout (remember the FEDS tweet) -- and based on the video we saw, he stunk there too. I guess Philly viewed the workout as just a formality because if I sucked in an interview I wouldn't get hired.

Gotta hand it to Ainge. He's one of those "show me" type of people. He doesn't care what the scouts say. He saw Tatum and he saw Fultz live and he knew the better player visually, knowing full well that in this town if he botched this decision he'd be crucified regardless of his past wins. I'm not sure that I would have had the balls to do that.

We may have traded a bust for the best rookie and we were paid a lotto pick to do this. If fultz ends up a bust, this trade goes down as lopsided as that Brooklyn trade

Yeah, the closest thing I could think of in a situation like this is when Dallas traded Traylor for Dirk & Nash. It's not as good as Joe Carroll for Parish & McHale because he wasn't a bust albeit it was quite a haul.
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Shooting is a big concern, but Fultz is excellent at creating separation and finishing in a variety of ways.

At worse, I still think he can have a career like Tyreke Evans as a driver and distributor.
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I recall Fultz playing and shooting pretty well in summer league before he was shut down.
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Fultz is officially damaged goods. Mentally broken by the yips. Poor kid. Ainge looks like a genius, again.

"We may have traded a bust for the best rookie and we were paid a lotto pick to do this. If fultz ends up a bust, this trade goes down as lopsided as that Brooklyn trade"

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Imagine if Philly had Tatum instead, plus the future pick.

Whew.

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i remember was in flames when the trade was made. i was surprised that the trade was made, mostly because of ainge and fultz appeared to be spending lots of time in boston etc. but with my very limited NCAA knowledge and with my undoubtable faith in Danny i said to myself, danny has to know what's he doing.
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Still way too soon to call a kid who's not even 20 a bust, but man it's been a rough start for Fultz. He needs to pull out of this tailspin fast, Philly's had so many high draft picks they'll be motivated to cut bait sooner than another team might.  So glad we made that trade.

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I recall Fultz playing and shooting pretty well in summer league before he was shut down.

Do you feel like Philly may have been sold a bill of goods?

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Imagine if Philly had Tatum instead, plus the future pick.

Whew.

Yeah that is a scary thought. We may have single handedly stopped the process from being fully successful.

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Shooting is a big concern, but Fultz is excellent at creating separation and finishing in a variety of ways.

At worse, I still think he can have a career like Tyreke Evans as a driver and distributor.
If you watch those video you can see he can't full stretch his right arm "even in Layups"
If he doesn't fix that quick he is in trouble