Sixers guard Markelle Fultz will look to establish himself as the team’s third star this season, with the 20-year-old coming off a campaign that saw him play just 14 games.
Fultz, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, spent a considerable amount of time working on his jumpshot and overall game this offseason with trainer Drew Hanlen. The former Washington prospect believes he can fill the Sixers’ need for a third star throughout the upcoming season.
“I kind of like when people doubt me and say ‘Look for another star,’ “ Fultz said, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I see myself as that player. I just work every day to become better.
“I really don’t look at other people’s goals [for him], but I definitely look at it to see myself as that next player that can step up in that role.”
There’s more from the Atlantic Division:
- Knicks coach David Fizdale invited legend Walt Frazier to the practice facility on Tuesday, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Frazier spoke to the team’s guards and was invited to review film with Fizdale, who’s in his first season as head coach.
- The Nets have a variety of options to use as a “stretch five,” contends Chris Milholen of SB Nation’s NetsDaily.
- Danny Green could be an underlying asset in the Spurs–Raptors trade that featured Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, Basketball Insiders’ Jordan Hicks writes.