The Markelle Fultz saga with the Philadelphia 76ers has been a long and strange one. It’s ongoing, but might it be about to turn the corner?
The Sixers will be injected with new blood once the trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler is complete eary this coming week. Fultz, who has still looked shaky despite being billed as healthy, had a couple plays during Saturday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies that showed promise.
While his shooting form continues to look smoother, a dunk as the first quarter wound down had Twitter elated about its potential meaning moving forward.
That’s way more aggressive that we’ve seen Fultz in the past. No doubt the arrival of Butler will put everyone on guard given his propensity to bond with or rise against teammates he sees as lazy. But if Fultz is going to look like this — more like the guy we saw at Washington — then he should have no problems with the incoming star.
Memphis beat Philly, 112-106, and Fultz finished with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting with just one assist.