What Are Expectations For The Sixers New ‘Big 3’?
With the addition of Markelle Fultz as the First Overall Pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Sixers have now assembled their own 'Big 3' with Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid. Expectations are high for a team with two NBA Draft First Overall Picks and a big man who showcased NBA Superstar potential in 31 games last season.
ESPN College Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg joined Rich Quinones on Friday and gave his analysis of the Sixers talented trio:
"Emiid’s the guy; if Emiid can to stay healthy he’s the business maker. He’s a genetic freak - his skill, his size, his length, his quickness, his energy, his passion. Simmons is an incredible passer, not a good passer; he’s an incredible passer. He’s got good size, but he doesn’t shoot it - he doesn’t have a scorer’s mentality but he’s really special. I was talking to Jim Boehiem yesterday who’s talked to USA Basketball and he’s in love with Fultz. He thinks his size is his strength, his versatility offensively. He’s willing to play to contact....(Fultz) should be a good defender because he’s big, he’s strong, he’s physical and he’s got good quickness. He’s got toughness....Here’s my thing, who’s going to coach that locker room? Who’s going to be that guy in the Sixers locker room that’s going to coach that locker room? A coach can’t coach his locker room and coach his team. So you need (a veteran) in that locker room."
Hear what Greenberg had to say about Phil Jackson and the Knicks along with the differences between T'Wolves and Sixers' rebuilding strategies