As Markelle Fultz sees it, he and Ben Simmons could be a solid tandem for the 76ers. That's because the point guard is prepared to do whatever is asked of him. "If I'm running the floor or I'm setting the screen for him or giving it back, it doesn't matter," Fultz said during his predraft workout Saturday night with the Sixers. "I'll be a great teammate. If that's me on the bench clapping for him, it doesn't matter to me." That approach and his unquestioned ability are the reasons the Sixers have agreed to trade future assets to the Boston Celtics in order to draft the former University of Washington star in the NBA draft Thursday in New York. The blockbuster trade is expected to become finalized Monday. The Sixers will give up the No. 3 pick and the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first- rounder - with protections - in exchange for the Celtics' first pick Thursday. The Lakers pick will go to Boston only if it falls 2 to 5 in the 2018 draft lottery. The Sixers will have to send Boston the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first-rounder if the Lakers pick doesn't convey next summer. Fultz thinks his skill set would be a great fit for the Sixers, who like to get out in transition and stress defense.
Markelle Fultz expects to work smoothly with Ben Simmons for the Sixers
Philly.com | Jun 19