By Mary Cunningham
The Ringer.com, whose investigation of Sixers big boss Bryan Colangelo’s bizarre Twitter habits, ultimately cost him his job, has dropped another dime on the out-of-work exec.
Colangelo was a big fan of Markelle Fultz entering the 2017 NBA Draft, so much so that he swung a deal with the Boston Celtics to land the No. 1 pick and select the Washington guard.
But not everyone in the organization shared Colangelo’s sentiment, according to a report from The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor.
“It was a decision praised at the time, but after Fultz struggled in his workout with the Sixers last June, league sources say some Sixers front-office members suggested that despite making the trade, the team should have taken a second look at (Jayson) Tatum or Lonzo Ball. But the idea was shot down by Colangelo, according to sources.”
Fultz actually had a bumpy workout in Boston, as well, which turned out to be a sign of things to come.
The rookie point guard played in just 14 regular season games while taking heat from Colangelo’s wife on Twitter, as Ball showed flashes of promise with the Lakers and Tatum went on to set rookie records for the Eastern Conference finalist Celtics.