Age: 29 Height: 6-6 Weight: 195 lbs School: Paris JC TX; Midland Coll. TX
It's All-Star Weekend, so we thought we would find out about what fellow All-Stars and other players think about your new-look Sixers. Obviously, they've been good, but they added more depth, more athleticism, more scoring, more star power, and you look at that starting lineup and it's really good, and you've got TJ (McConnell) coming off the bench with James Ennis and Jonathon Simmons, so it gives you some athleticism coming off the bench. It will be interesting to see how much better they can get, adding Tobias Harris and those guys, because they have already shown they can be one of the top teams in the East, so with those new additions, I think the sky is the limit for them.
At this end of the transaction, I think Elton Brand should be named NBA Executive of the Year right now. Forget acquiring Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. Getting a protected first-round pick and a good second-round pick, along with a bench player in Jonathon Simmons, in exchange for The Fultz Experience
LeBron James believes his absence from the Eastern Conference encouraged franchises in that half of the NBA to make big roster changes before the trade deadline. In his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers in the West, James claimed that the likes of the Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers made a concerted effort to reach the NBA Finals now that they no longer have to go through him. The 76ers started by acquiring Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers and then added Jonathon Simmons and James Ennis to their bench at the deadline after acquiring Jimmy Butler earlier this season.
Orlando Magic president Jeff Weltman believes the "sky's the limit" for Markelle Fultz following his arrival from the Philadelphia 76ers. Former number one NBA draft pick Fultz was traded to the Magic by the 76ers on Thursday. Fultz, who was acquired by the Magic in exchange for Jonathon Simmons and two draft picks – has struggled with his shooting, form and injuries since he was taken first in 2017.
The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, and Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand has overhauled the Sixers depth and bench unit. Out are Markelle Fultz, Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler and Mike Muscala. In are Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, Mike Scott, James Ennis and Jonathon Simmons. A