Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Markelle Fultz's most humiliating moment comes at a bad time

Markelle Fultz's most humiliating moment comes at a bad time

Aside from their inconsistent play, the other main storyline surrounding the Heat in the early going has been their pursuit of Jimmy Butler. The deal was first reported this past weekend. But that's part of how this business works sometimes. I know some of the people that know him and they tell me how great he wants to be. I still talk to those guys. He continued onto claim that he isn't about drama and that he's a genuinely good guy.

Markelle Fultz retweed an old tweet of his own from last January, this morning, which said: "You really can't trust NO ONE!". "I just want him to go out there, play hard, be who he is, stick to his strengths, and I know he's just going to thrive - he's going to be successful".

Considering the lengths Butler went to too escape Minnesota, and the lengths Wolves' basketball boss Tom Thibodeau went to too keep Butler, this situation seemed to be anything but ordinary or just part of the business.

On Tuesday, Saric said he was excited to play with new teammates like Karl-Anthony Towns.

Brett Brown announced that the new starting lineup will be Butler, Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Wilson Chandler and Joel Embiid, according to The Athletic . Neither Covington nor Saric are as aggressive driving to the basket as Butler and Minnesota's offense will likely suffer as a result. The big absence from his game has become the unwillingness to shoot, he hasn't attempted a three-point shot since October 30 and is hitting on just 30.8 percent from three this season. I think everybody still has the same job to do, and everybody's expected to be the same player that they've always been. And I think it will.

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Throughout the prolonged end to Butler's time in Minnesota - from when he made his trade request to when he was finally dealt east - Thibodeau has publicly maintained that he would do what would yield the best payoff for the organization. "I'll leave it at that".

Sixers general manager Elton Brand said he also checked on Butler's background and came away satisfied.

"I spoke to many of Jimmy's teammates, ex-coaches, management staff and what I got out of it was what he just alluded to", Brand said.

"In the locker room, they loved him", Brand said. "He's a superstar player so we're definitely looking forward to having those discussions, but we can't have those yet".

"I don't think that's a problem". On the court, he's demanding and he wanted to win and he pushed me to be better, ' is what I was hearing.

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