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Markelle Fultz predicts playoffs for Sixers

NBA: Summer League-Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Markelle Fultz isn’t lacking confidence in his new team.

Like his teammate Joel Embiid, and former Sixers great Allen Iverson, Fultz also sees a playoff appearance for the Sixers this season – his first in the NBA – and he is ready to put in the work to make it happen.

“We’re going to be in the playoffs this year,” Fultz said at a Sixers day camp this past week, via CSN Philly. “I think everybody is willing to put forth their best effort and listen to the coaches and listen to the bench. We’ve got to just do whatever it takes to get there. That’s practicing even harder, that’s doing extra work in the gym by ourselves, I mean, we’re going to do whatever it takes.”

The addition of Fultz to the team’s young core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric has contributed to a new level of hype surrounding the Sixers; hype that Fultz – and the rest of the young Sixers squad  – can feel.

“We feel all the hype, Fultz said. “You can tell just walking around, everybody knows who you are. Just the hype is real. And I can’t wait to get in the crowd and just hear the packed out, sold-out arena and I think that just fires us. We stand behind our fans, especially me. I love the fans here and I think we’re going to put on a show for them and start winning.”

As far as expectations for his first season in the league, Fultz plans to give it his all, and he hopes that his efforts help contribute to some new winnings ways in Philadelphia.

“My expectations are really just to give it my all,” Fultz said. “I don’t really have any set goals or anything like that. Just play as hard as I can and live with the results. But also, getting us back on the winning side, getting us to the playoffs and everything like that. But in order to do that, you’ve got to play as hard as you can and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”

Philadelphia is looking forward to watching.

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