As much as Culture is the word most tied to the Brooklyn networks under Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson development is the second highest sum word (just because exercise options are two words). Atkinson was specifically hired for its ability to help players grow, as Marks said in a press release announcing Actinson's stance:
"We believe that Kenny's core principles, leadership, communication skills, and an exceptional background in player development make him ideal for our Brooklyn culture."
Marks has highlighted Atkinson's ability to develop players as an outstanding positive for Kenny as a coach. The real successes of the Marks regime were based on the strength of Atkinson and his associates to take over a player who was underestimated in some way, and then make that undervalued player an advantage.
Caris LeVert was an ineligible non-shooter with no position taken too early in the draft. Now he is the cornerstone of the reconstruction of the Nets.
Spencer Dinwiddie began a two-season game with the Pistons, was traded by the Bulls and abandoned by Chicago twice in three months before he came to Brooklyn. Now he is a legitimate 6th man of the year.
Joe Harris was disliked by just about every team and was traded, operated on and released one day two years ago. Now he has an annual contract of $ 8 million and a fabulous beard.
Not to mention Jarrett Allen, who was Mike Schmitz of ESPN / Draft Express on Thursday at # 8 among the players of the second year.
And all that speaks about growth and development and affects the overall picture Culture Ethics of Networks with the Best Medical Team !, Best Practice Establishment !, the best we can give as a family for all we give to parents at the Press Conference Vibes!
Therefore, the nets should trade for Markelle N & # 39; Gai Fultz.
All these development skins on the wall of the nets were a warm-up act. Markelle is, as my podcast partner Brian put it, the last boss in the video game for Nets players.
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Now I fully understand that Fultz has an injury, at least his agent says and will soon undergo a rehab. If you want to know more about it, you should read Michael Baumann's article The wrestler, And you should read it, if only for a reason written in 2018, a Ben Uzoh is written in a story.
I do not want to ignore the severity of this injury, whether that injury is real or not. There is a feeling that this diagnosis is probably a comfort to the 76ers as they know the root cause of the problems with Fultz. However, Fultz and his agent went to about ten different specialists before receiving this diagnosis. Fultz & # 39; agent pulled his client out of the team without saying it before. Regardless of this diagnosis, the relationship between Fultz and Philadelphia is, to say the least, unpleasant. The 76ers want to concentrate on not normalizing Fultz.
The nets should bet that they can be the team that reigns Fultz's young career. Whatever Fultz is going through has made a talented junior player hard for the team in which he currently works. This is not a situation of Anthony Bennett. It is obvious that Fultz has the talent to play in the NBA. Fultz is so talented that his Per-36 will still be 13 ppg 5 apg 6 rpg this season, even though he plays hot potato with the ball at the free throw line and he only made four three-point shots this season. And he's the youngest player to record a triple-double in NBA history.
And I can already feel the reaction. Why did the nets want to bring this distraction into their team?, What if the nets are working so well? You lost 8 games in a row! Above all, this defeat should be an indication that the nets are really farther from the competition than previously thought. I love Caris LeVert. But his absence should not cause the nets to go through. It's not as if the extra distraction of Fultz suddenly throws the nets into a caudal vertebra, the tail is already spinning without fultz.
Sean Marks has to gamble a bit to start this rebuilding. He made a bet on D & # 39; Angelo Russell, who paid off to some extent (whichever you ask). Marks took a chance in trading with Allen Crabbe and that set him back. What Fultz represents is the lowest cost bet Marks was able to make at that time … even though he guaranteed $ 8.8 million this year and $ 10 million thereafter.
And a trade would not just be a shot at the nets jumping a few sprouts at the competition ladder, Brooklyn is a much better situation than Philly. The pressure to be number 1 in the general standings will no longer be given once he has been replaced by the team that has made him number 1 in the overall standings. Fultz enters a locker room that is known to be populated by "good people" who seem to be pulling everyone together. And instead of being in a team trying to win a championship, Fultz goes to a team that's just trying to win a game!
Bring Fultz in and prove that the magical pixie dust Atkinson and his co-workers possess can be applied to all types of players. If it works, it's a franchise move. If this is not the case, the costs for Fultz will not dramatically change the potential of the networks in the future. It's time to set that development Culture to the test for real.