Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Warriors' Kevin Durant mocks 76ers for new 'FEDS' nickname

Philadelphia 76ers draft picks Anzejs Pasecniks from left Markelle Fultz and team president Bryan Colangelo laugh during a news conference at the team's NBA basketball training complex Friday Warriors' Kevin Durant mocks 76ers for new 'FEDS' nickname
Frederick Owens | 28 June, 2017, 04:34

Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends on Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association entry draft.

While speaking candidly with Warriors' teammate during a baseball game, Durant questioned why they gave themselves a nickname well before they even played a game together.

In fact, Sixers managing owner Josh Harris just recently indicated that signing Embiid to an extension is the team's top off-season priority.

The 76ers needed a unique guard, someone who could run the point in place of Ben Simmons at times and also play off the ball with Simmons, with enough of a perimeter game to compensate for a Simmons weakness. "I haven't talked to them as far as my role in the team but I'll find a way to fit in with their great core", said Mr. Tatum, who has drawn comparisons with New York All-Star Carmelo Anthony for his varied offensive repertoire.

The team selected the following players in the second round: forward Jonah Bolden from FMP Beograd (Serbia) with the 36th pick, guard Jawun Evans from Oklahoma State with the 39th pick, guard Sterling Brown from SMU with the 46th pick and center Mathias Lessort from Chalon-Sur-Saone (France) with the 50th pick. Holding a locker room, growing those guys, helping them navigate National Basketball Association life and National Basketball Association games, there's a very powerful message when it comes from a player.

Now the franchise is hoping for more with the trio of Fultz, Simmons and entertaining center Joel Embiid.

If they do and they all continue to develop and grow together, then maybe they can be the next force in the Eastern Conference as the Cavaliers appear to be closer to breaking apart than many may have anticipated coming into this summer.

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Modi leads Int'l Yoga Day in Lucknow; thousands join despite rains
A yoga camp was also organised in Northern Command Headquarters at Udhampur in which about 1,500 soldiers and women participated. The practice, which connects body, mind and soul, has played a big role in binding the world too", he said.


It's clear the team has room to make a move.

Because what really stood out to me was the enthusiasm, and what this Sixers team is starting to mean to Philadelphia. "To set our sights on that being a reality is very ambitious".

When all of the optics are laid out, the Process did its job.

The internet took the quote as a snub, but it's probably a good thing when the NBA Finals MVP is talking about your team.

Outsiders might find it premature for fans to be so gaga over a club that won 28 games last season and just 75 combined over the previous four seasons. He's ready to make results happen.

"I'm fully invested in this organization and I'm thankful I got this opportunity", Fultz said. "Once he figured out I had a chance to go there, he started showing more love and everything like that".

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