Markelle Fultz Will Thrive Playing For Philadelphia 76ers
But it’s not just one-sided. Markelle Fultz is young, and still developing. The NBA is a harsh reality contrasting to the NCAA experience. That’s why the Philadelphia 76ers have built a state of the art training facility. To help players, the team now employs specialists in all areas of a players well-being: nutrition, medicine, and even support groups.
But most of all, the Philadelphia 76ers have the best NBA head coach for bringing the best out of young players. Brett Brown is the reason for the team’s rapid improvement this season. He has a long history of developing NBA players, and his defensive focus enables him to coach players up to two-way standouts.
But the Philadelphia 76ers just drafted Ben Simmons. And Ben Simmons, like Markelle Fultz, was an elite talent on an NCAA team that did not enjoy post-season success. Simmons could guide Fultz through the novelty of the NBA while Fultz acclimates to the new lifestyle.
Philadelphia 76ers fans are all abuzz about Markelle Fultz’s visit last night. And if we’re being honest, they have every right to be.
A fan base that has waited and weathered four horrifically disastrous seasons is at the cusp of turning everything around. It the eyes of many, it all begins when the Philadelphia 76ers select Markelle Fultz with the top pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. At 13.1 percent, the odds are not great for that happening. But only three other NBA teams have better odds, and Markelle Fultz was not watching them at courtside.