Markelle Fultz

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    I'm not sure if there is much interest in this, but I thought we could go through the draft examining each player with the assistance of the DraftExpress mock or any other information source. Every day or two we can examine a different player using suggested draft order as a guideline although it need not be exact.
    Hopefully this can be fun.

    So I going to start off by examining Markelle Fultz. Below are some comments about him from DraftExpress. Please feel free to offer any comments or video you have concerning the player.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Markelle-Fultz-90302/

    Here is some preseason video:



    It's hard not to get excited by him especially since he can play beside another PG.
     
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  2. TEAMPETE

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    Unconditional number one pick! Guy is going to be a super star. He will change the outlook of this franchise. Fultz, Booker and Chriss. Should be an awesome trio. Trade Bled for something and we are set.
     
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    Have you seen Ball's TS% and assist numbers?
     
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    I just read in a round table discussion of sports journalists that if you get the number pick and don't take Fultz there is basically something wrong. One of them said that in a half court game his passing is as good as Ball's. But this same person said that Jackson would be a better fit for the suns so go figure.
     
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    Yes and I would be ecstatic with Ball too. I think Fultz is a step above Ball but not by too much. Also, I've seen some info showing that's Fultz has just as good or better assist stats due to the lack of good players around him in college. If Fultz had the same cast as Ball at Washington his assist numbers would look amazing I think.
     
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    Ball, Fultz, Jackson any of them makes me very very happy at the end of the day.

    Fultz just looks so pro ready.
     
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    What excites me about Fultz is that he can create his own shot and get to anywhere he wants on the court. Also he can play above the rim. Fultz and Booker could be a deadly combination. Actually I think Fultz, Bledsoe and Booker could be a lethal combination. Fultz might be what McDonough had in mind when they traded for Knight. The problem of course is how do the Suns not upset team chemistry at the guard position. Of course the Suns have Ulis as well.

    If Fultz is as good as he is on paper and workouts, I think the Suns have to draft him if they get the #1 pick then worry about the rest later.
     
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    If Fultz gets drafted by the suns then Bledsoe will get his walking papers IMO. I don't see enough ball to go around with Booker, Bled, Fultz and then Chris and Warren needing touches too.

    The thing I like about drafting Jackson is he doesn't need the ball as much to be effective and we don't need to trade Bledsoe if Jackson gets drafted.
     
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    I think that journalist must have been looking at need versus BPA.
     
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    I think one has to go BPA at #1 or trade down unless Jackson is graded the same or higher than Fultz or Ball.

    We do agree about touches being a possible problem.
     
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    I think Jackson will be the number one target by the time the draft comes around. The Suns really have to make some moves if they take Fultz or Ball you can't carry that many PGs it's just ridiculous at that points.

    I keep Ulis and let Bled and Knight go. I think you can package Bled/Warren or Bender and a future 1 for something nice if it is Jackson. Like it's been brought up before you can only have so much young talent.

    You get whatever you can for Knight and I mean whatever you can
     
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    What is your dream Suns lineup for next season then? Part of the answer to that question is whether Len or anyone you put at the 5 is someone that will plat a significant role for the team. With budding superstars then at the 1, 2, and 4.

    Trade Chandler, Knight, Bledsoe for a high quality center.

    Start Fultz, Booker, Chriss, Warren, and *center to be named later. Or just keep Len. He's only still in his early 20's and just about to come into his prime. He may grow with these guys into just the serviceable mortar the skill players need.

    Having backups like Williams, Ulis, and Bender is nice upside as well.
     
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    This actually raises a good point. With that lineup you almost need a center who doesn't require touches. A defensive/rebounding machine who gets put-backs and can get the occasional dunk is perfect as that quartet (fultz, Booker, TJ, and Chriss) are all going to need touches and will generate all the offense we would hopefully need. If Len could focus on those two chores and do them well enough he's an important part of the core of this team. Noel, if healthy, would probably have been the perfect fit for this squad.
     
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    If gambo is right, that ball is suns number 1 pick, it is almost impossible fultz will be with the suns.

    Only if lakers get 1, they'll take ball, and suns and 2 take fultz. Not sure how many other teams take ball 1.
     
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    I am leaning Fultz. Both guys shoot and pass well. DEFENSE is the key I think. Fultz looks to me like he will be a better defender. Alongside Booker, that may be better for the Suns. Both Fultz and Booker are known for chasing guys down on defense. That would make a lot of teams nervous when they fast break against us, if you have two chase down defenders in your back court.
     

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