Fultz was not the player the Philadelphia 76ers were expecting in his first year. That doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on him.
Back to basics
Drew Hanlen, a former point guard for the Belmont University Bruins, has worked with players to help improve their game. Although he never made it to the NBA, he is recognized around the league for training younger players. His clientele includes Joel Embiid, and Jayson Tatum among others.
Fultz has been working with Hanlen this offseason to help rid him of his shooting struggles.
No video has been released to show the progress of the shot, but Hanlen has used social media to get Sixers fans thinking positive.
Sixers fans… Get excited!
— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) July 8, 2018
It would be a big addition to the Sixers to get Fultz back shooting well and helping this team improve off their 52-win season.
As much as we want to trust what Hanlen is telling us, this is truly a wait-and-see situation.
I don’t blame Fultz for being secretive about his shooting with the media and fans. There are a lot of Twitter detectives who would be examining his shot and finding ways to criticize him.
The less pressure he is under during this process should help him find consistency with his shooting mechanics.
That might explain why Fultz will not participate in the Vegas Summer League.