Sixers’ Fultz and trainer Hanlen no longer speaking

Sixers guard and former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz continues to struggle with his perimeter shot.

One of the biggest offseason stories surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers was Markelle Fultz and his workouts with trainer Drew Hanlen. Hanlen would periodically post videos on social media, and even proclaimed that Fultz would be an All-Star.

But apparently, their working relationship is over.

According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, citing league sources, the two parties are no longer on speaking terms, after a falling out that occurred about three weeks ago.

The hope would be that Fultz would be over the mysterious shooting issues that plagued him during his rookie season, but so far he has been virtually unwilling to shoot with any regularity.

He last attempted a 3-point shot back on Oct 30, going 0-of-2 in the game against Atlanta, and has made just four 3-pointers all season.

Entering Monday, Fultz was shooting 42.2 percent from the field and just 30.8 from beyond the arc and scoring 9.3 points, grabbing 3.9 rebounds and dishing out 3.4 assists per game in 24.3 minutes per game.

Hopefully this free-throw is not a result of his falling out with Hanlen.

Something definitely has happened to the player who was the No. 1 overall pick in the draft just one season ago.  Not only did he have a tremendous college career, but he was also a very willing shooter and scorer in the NBA Summer League.

2 Comments on "Sixers’ Fultz and trainer Hanlen no longer speaking"

  1. Thomas Nguyen | November 13, 2018 at 12:37 am |

    This situation is just odd. I wonder how he shakes this off and gets back to just playing basketball.

  2. The situation in Philly is in disarray. You hope adding Jimmy Butler doesn’t cause any additional drama.
    I’d offer Kyle Korver for Fultz. This helps both teams. Philly gets their floor spacer to play with Simmons, Embid and Butler. Fultz gets a fresh start. Cavs get a potential player who needs the ball and could re-develop his confidence.

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