First of all, I love the quotes from the Philly fans…hilarious. TP
However, I feel like we would have been saying something similar if most of the people on this blog got their way, and kept the #1 pick to select Fultz. I remember joining the blog because I could not understand why so many people thought Fultz was the consensus #1 pick. Something seemed off from a leadership point and I didn’t like his separation on his jumper, among other things. Nothing about him seemed special to warrant being the consensus #1 pick.
Philly needs to trade Fultz at this point. One of the biggest issues is they have so much invested in two guys that can’t shoot and need the ball in their hands to be effective. Unfortunately for Philly, they thought they were drafting the next great shooting PG, but instead drafted a guy that makes Rondo look like the next Stephen Curry. I still think the problem is finding a trade partner who is willing to trade a useful asset(s) for such a high risk player.
If I’m Philly, I call Phoenix and inquire about TJ Warren or Josh Jackson. Maybe Phoenix can just ask Fultz to be the next Rajon Rondo, and concentrate more on running the team offense and not being one of the central scoring options. Rondo has carved out a fairly significant career with that approach. I like the high risk/high reward aspect for the Suns, since they desperately need a PG, and Fultz fits in with the time frame of Booker, Ayton, Jackson, and Bridges. With Philly ready to win now, a player like Warren helps out significantly more than Fultz, who may never work out as long as Ben Simmons remains in Philly.
Or maybe inquire about Jimmy Butler for Fultz and Wilson Chandler.