Have you come to grips with the Sixers obtaining the No. 1 pick yet? Did you pre-order your Markelle Fultz jersey? Are you ready for October to roll around right this second?
You don’t actually have to answer those questions, but prepare for more Fultz talk around here for the time being.
We just didn’t have the same firepower as a UCLA or Arizona had. If Markelle had the same players with him to go along with what he had, I don’t think it’d be a question in the equation.
Look at his stats. They were something no freshman in the last I think it was 20 years had put up those type of stats across the board. I don’t know what more he could have done, except for pass it out to someone, kick it out there for him, and then put it in the basket for them.
He did all he can do, it was just a situation where we weren’t successful. Every level he’s been prior to that, all he’s done is won, so winning is in there.
Luckily for Fultz, this story hasn’t dominated his draft process like it did for Ben Simmons. Still, it’s reassuring to hear one of his coaches dismiss the concern.
The Cavs are doing, what exactly?
Everything seemed peachy in Cleveland Monday afternoon. They were reportedly in the mix for another star wing—who knows how—and preparing for another run through the East next year.
The Cavaliers, per league sources, have been working today on assembling multi-team trade scenarios to try to acquire Chicago's Jimmy Butler— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 19, 2017
And then, for lack of a better way to explain it, shit went down.
The Cavs and general manager David Griffin will part ways according to sources— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 19, 2017
Uh, what? Surely this wont derai—
League sources say the Cavs, until this wild turn, spent much of the day trying to assemble a Jimmy Butler trade. Unclear what happens now.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 19, 2017
Hmm, okay. Well at least LeBron will be on boar—
Dan Gilbert didn't consult with LeBron James prior to parting with David Griffin, sources said. James had advocated for Griffin extension— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 20, 2017
Source: LeBron is "disappointed" at Griffin's departure, as well as the timing, & "concerned" abt what this portends for Cavs going forward.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 20, 2017
Okay fine, at least Dan Gilbert didn’t write something in Comic Sa—
The Cavs' statement on David Griffin: pic.twitter.com/BRkxoTmBBA— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 19, 2017
Alright man, I give up. LeBron to Philly in 2018.
I am not too sure what this says about the draft process, but I thought this was an interesting study. I am also afraid to ask the comment section for hypotheses, but it’s worth thinking about.
“Now the real work begins,” Williams says as they push into the chilly New York air, and Markelle agrees. In his mind, this is no finish line or, really, even a time to celebrate. It’s just another crossroads moment — the Celtics a few weeks from becoming the latest group to pass him over — and an impending chance to prove he belongs.
"I’m gonna prove why I’m the No. 1 pick," he says. "I know there’s people out there saying, ‘There’s no way he should be the No. 1 pick. He was just on JV.’ "
He pauses, dwelling on this possibility more than any other.
"They’re saying something.”
This story was mentioned in a write-up we did yesterday, but it’s worth another look here.
The podcasts don’t stop
Rich and Derek recorded another podcast from the practice facility yesterday, so here it is for your listening pleasure.