It's obviously a fairly hefty price tag to give up a first-round pick for a player that hasn't seen the floor a ton during his first two National Basketball Association seasons, However, Fultz showcased massive potential during his lone collegiate season and the Magic are hoping he can realize that success at the National Basketball Association level. But, he also dealt with injuries as well as a hitch in his jump shot during his rookie season, which limited him to 14 games. That pick turned into Jayson Tatum for Boston, who will either be the face of the Celtics franchise in the next few years or the main piece of a franchise-altering trade.
"We expected him to be back some time this season", Brand said when asked about the decision to trade Fultz.
"I remember him ... just being tough and a really tough guard, " Isaac recalled.
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. Brown admitted that, in recent weeks, he'd begun to wonder if things would ever work out for Fultz in Philadelphia.
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ET, but there's been no shortage of speculation and rumors ahead of the pivotal milestone in the league's season. In doing so, Philly got a 20-points per game scorer with 49-42-88 shooting splits and eight rebounds a game.
Bamba, however, welcomed his new teammate to Orlando, though - well, kinda. Players who are distracted off the court, Isaac noted, often struggle on it and he feels that very well could have been the case with a player a gifted as Fultz. "We're going to do it right, we're not going to do it fast".
With the move for Harris and the one three months ago to land Jimmy Butler, Brand has pushed most of his chips into the center of the table for a team that ended a five-year playoff drought last season and is built around two young All-Stars: Joel Embiid, 24, and Ben Simmons, 22. "But I would feel ..." And, in time, that will only make the Magic a more risky team, he added. "He gets healthy, he'll be back to his old self, playing the game that he loves". All opinions expressed by John Denton are exclusively his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Orlando Magic or their Basketball Operations staff, partners or sponsors.