Markelle Fultz in Philly wearing a 76ers hat 👀 pic.twitter.com/ukQGxyeCal
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 18, 2017
What’s the pulse of Celtics Nation after Danny Ainge inexplicably traded away the first overall pick (Markelle Fultz) for Philly’s No. 3 and two future lottery picks? This tweet from insufferable Celtics homer Bill Simmons pretty much sums it up:
So long, Markelle. I enjoyed the 10 1/2 hours I spent watching every YouTube clip you've ever been in. Good luck my friend. pic.twitter.com/iMHT2L71ZD
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 16, 2017
Wasting weeks of your life watching Markelle’s college tape and figuring how he’d mesh with Boston’s current core definitely sucks, but there are worse things in life… like jumping the gun and dropping over $100 on a Markelle jersey that you end up burning in anger:
Fan burns his Markelle Fultz jersey! 😳🔥 pic.twitter.com/J8Hkchpz4i
— Celtics Direct (@CelticsDirect) June 18, 2017
Look away, Cs fans!
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Talk yourself into Markelle not “being a winner”:
I'm told in addition to this, Boston "had serious concerns about Fultz being a winner. Too many red flags there to pick him at #1." https://t.co/JqKes2BIAZ
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 18, 2017
The Celtics' overflowing backcourt also factored into their decision to pass on Fultz, sources say.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) June 18, 2017