76ers coach Brett Brown on Markelle Fultz trade: I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel sad

first_imgThe 76ers moved on from the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday when they traded Markelle Fultz to the Magic.Fultz had a tumultuous time in Philadelphia where he dealt with a hitch in his jump shot, a couple of injuries and a fair amount of underachievement. “And I was pleased for him that, you know, he had a new start, he had a fresh start, another opportunity.” NBA trade deadline: 76ers send Markelle Fultz to Magic for Jonathon Simmons, draft picks Despite a lot of the negativity surrounding Fultz, coach Brett Brown seemingly never said a bad thing about the young player and said he felt sad when he learned he was traded.”I’d be lying if I didn’t (say I felt) sad,” he told reporters Friday, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “And it was two emotions I felt, sad personally, selfishly I suppose that I never really felt like I got a chance to coach him. I never really felt like the city got a chance to see him. I felt sad for that. Related Newscenter_img #Sixers coach Brett Brown on the @MarkelleF trade to the #OrlandoMagic. pic.twitter.com/G2MngMixWg— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 8, 2019Fultz has been out since Nov. 19 and was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome in mid-December. He’s averaging 8.2 points and 3.1 assists in 19 appearances in 2018-19.The 76ers acquired Jonathan Simmons in the deal for Fultz along with a couple of draft picks and now have one of the more formidable lineups in the Eastern Conference. NBA trade deadline: Magic believe ‘sky’s the limit’ for newly acquired Markelle Fultzlast_img

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