By Peter Gleason
So, Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, how do you respond to Sixer legend Julius Erving’s comment that the Celts’ Jayson Tatum should have been the top pick?
“Tatum probably should have been the first pick in the draft,” Dr. J said on ESPN’s “Get Up.”
“He was there,” Erving added. “I guess it was all about the fit. We took Fultz. Philly took Fultz. Obviously his rookie year, I think he’ll be a rookie again next year, sort of like Simmons, because of all the injuries.”
Fultz, who spent most of the season injured, responded to the comments on Thursday:
“I proved why I should be the No. 1 pick in college and they drafted me as the No. 1 pick. Now, I’m here. All I can do is improve and keep moving from here. That’s all it is,” per the Inky.