Tuesday’s game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets is intriguing on multiple fronts. The Sixers are once again in the running for a high lottery pick, hoping to move from fifth to as high as fourth. The Brooklyn Nets, whose first-round pick is headed to the Boston Celtics, can come one step closer to securing the top lottery odds on behalf of their Atlantic Division foe with a loss against Philadelphia.
Watching all the lottery ramifications up close and personal will be expected top pick Markelle Fultz. According to a source, Fultz will be traveling up from Maryland to sit courtside at the Wells Fargo Center for the final matchup of the season between the Sixers and Nets.
Fultz spent just one season at the University of Washington before declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game, but was unable to lead the lowly Huskies to an NCAA Tournament birth. After Washington was eliminated from PAC-12 postseason play, the 18-year-old made the decision to turn pro.
By attending the Sixers game, Fultz will get a good look at a team he could possibly be playing for next year. He also maintains a close relationship with Ben Simmons, another motivating factor in his decision to watch the Sixers play in person.
Expect to get a healthy dose of Fultz during tonight’s broadcast.