Markelle Fultz believes he is the third star player of the Philadelphia 76ers amid speculation about the Minnesota Timberwolves' discontent, striker Jimmy Butler.
The 76ers reported an agreement for the four-time All-Star Butler of the NBA and some feel that Philadelphia needs to acquire a third best team player with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
But the 20-year-old guard, Fultz, does not think that's the case.
"I like it when people doubt me and say" Look for another star, "said Fultz to the Philadelphia researcher." I see myself as that player. I only work every day to improve.
"I do not really see the goals of other people, but I definitely see it to see me as the next player who can move forward that role."
Philadelphia selected Fultz with the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Fultz, however, had problems with injuries and a jerk on his jersey during his rookie season.
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said The researcher was not surprised by Fultz's comments.
"He sees the world like that," Brown said. think so. Act like this. He behaves like this … For me, the most important thing is that he practices like that. "
Fultz averaged 7.1 points per game and attempted a single triple in only 14 appearances of the season in 2017-18.
of the Philadelphia playoff rotation, totaling 2 3 minutes in three postseason games.
"My goal is to enter and help both ends of the floor [this season]," said Fultz. "Being that I am now healthy and capable to play, I just want to contribute in as many ways as I can "