The two of them played on USA Basketball's Under-18 team (along with current NBA players Trae Young, Jarrett Allen, Michael Porter Jr., Kevin Huerter, Hamidou Diallo) that not only captured the gold medal in Chile, but it went 5-0 and won by a margin of 30.4 points per game.
After trading Fultz to the Magic, Philly dropped a press release marking the trade as official but Brand did not include a message regarding the incoming or outgoing players. If it does not convey, the 76ers will receive second-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 draft.
"We expected him to be back some time this season", Brand said after being asked about the decision to deal Fultz. I never really felt like the city got a chance to see him. With Philadelphia going all-in with the Tobias and Jimmy Butler trades, a deal seemed inevitable before the start of next season, however.
Rebuilding Cavs trade forward Rodney Hood to Trail Blazers
He'll give more scoring punch to the Trail Blazers, who are 32-20 and have the fourth-best record in the Western Conference. Baldwin, 22, was selected 17th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016 out of Vanderbilt, but has just one career start.
The diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome is a concern for Orlando, but giving up a heavily protected pick, a second-rounder and the struggling Simmons minimises any risk. He is athletic enough to be an elite defensive guard; his ceiling remains very high.
Fultz, 20, was the top overall pick less than two years ago, after the 76ers traded a first-round pick to the Boston Celtics to move up two spots in the 2017 NBA Draft. The tournament MVP, of course, was Fultz, who was at his do-everything best as the squad's lead guard. In addition to posting a picture of a workout from last summer, Bamba jokingly chided Fultz for asking to stay at his Orlando condo while getting settled in the area. "And he's got all the ingredients, not just the physical abilities, to blossom". I felt sad for that. It's understandable Brown feels he never had the chance to coach Fultz either, considering he barely took the court. "We're going to do it right, we're not going to do it fast". "Now, he has a fresh start and he can clear his head". A shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the season.
"For (Fultz), the big thing is just about getting back healthy, " Isaac said.