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Fultz: Excited to have coaches that will push me

Andrew Porter
February 14, 2019 - 11:51 am

New Magic guard Markelle Fultz addressed the Orlando media on Thursday and it appears he may have took a subtle shot at the Sixers' coaching staff. 

Now, I'm not going to freak out too much. Fultz may be just trying to find pleasing answers for the Orlando media, but still, this sort of feels like an unncessary shot. 

Fultz was traded on Thursday, February 7th by the Sixers for Jonathan Simmons, a late-first round pick, and a second-round pick. Fultz, just 20 years old, was Philadelphia's first overall pick in the 2017 draft. Fultz has dealt with all kinds of issues and has played just 33 career NBA games since being drafted. 

"Thanked God for another opportunity," Fultz said of being traded to the Magic. "I just looked at the opportunity in front of me, it's perfect for my family to get a fresh start. Especially with the team and the coaching staff here, and the organization, I was more than happy."

You can watch the full press conference here