Bryan Colangelo Reportedly Overruled 76ers Execs About Drafting Markelle Fultz

FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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Some executives with the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t want Bryan Colangelo to draft Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick last year.   

Per The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the divide between Sixers’ executives and Colangelo started during Fultz’s private workout with the team last June:

“It was a decision praised at the time, but after Fultz struggled in his workout with the Sixers last June, league sources say some Sixers front office members suggested that despite making the trade, the team should have taken a second look at Tatum or Lonzo Ball. But the idea was shot down by Colangelo, according to sources.”

              

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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June 13, 2018 at 01:17PM

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