That's where the Boston Celtics are scheduled to pick after moving down two spots in a trade with Philadelphia, giving the 76ers the right to select Fultz with their second No. 1 pick in two years. We'll see which draft assets the Sixers wind up losing in the long run, but it felt like the right time for Philly to strike. "I thought I came up with it at first". That starts in summer league.
"I liked them a lot, it's a really good organization, it's a good team", Anunoby told Postmedia.
Markelle will join an exciting young core of players including last year's #1 pick Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. They began their franchise as the Syracuse Nationals in the 1949-50 season. And the Lakers' portion of the crowd applauded a guard who averaged 14.6 points and 7.6 assists.
And, of course, Fultz was asked about his familiarity with "The Process" that has become synonymous with Sixers basketball.
"It's a very loaded class and I feel like especially whichever guys go at the top four, five, there may not be that much separation between (them) because everybody's just so talented", Tatum said. "I admitted to it from day one".
In his lone collegiate season, Fultz shot 47.3 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, and averaged 23.2 points per game. The 76ers acquired the No. 1 pick earlier this week after trading places with the Boston Celtics, who now have the No. 3 pick as well as a first-round pick next year.
"Fultz is a grinder", Colangelo said.
Clearly could be one the steals of the draft if the Kings can get Fox here. "I think there's an inner drive there and it's something that makes him special". The Knicks spent the day shopping disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis, and might still work some sort of deal.
A self-professed gym rat, the 19-year-old Fultz said he "worked out (Tuesday) and I plan on working out tonight. It happens nearly every year, so I wasn't shocked about it".
Fultz grew up in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Cut from the varsity team as a sophomore at DeMatha Catholic High School in 2013 because he was only 5-foot-9, Fultz dominated opponents on the junior varsity level and then continued his stellar performances in his final two years at high school. De' Aaron Fox answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Sacramento Kings as the fifth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.
While high expectations come with being the first pick, Fultz insists "the team is all that matters to me".
But Markkanen's father played hoops for the national team and at Kansas, and he says it's always been basketball for him because it's the most fun to play.
Still, he nearly has to pinch himself when he realizes the position in which he finds himself. "I've been dreaming of this since I was young".