I didn’t make it over to Camden today because repair guys are at the house to fix my leaking roof.
Anyway, a large portion of Sixers media day was shared by the team, including Markelle Fultz’s eight-minute availability.
The biggest thing that jumped out to me was a question from the AP’s Dan Gelston about comments made this summer by trainer Drew Hanlen:
Gelston: Drew said this summer in a podcast that you had the yips, where you forgot how to shoot. That’s what he said. How does that happen – is it just the injury? Is there more to it? Confidence? How do you get that?
Fultz: Yeah, you know, I think it was a mis-term in words. But me and Drew have talked, and what happened last year was an injury. Let me get that straight. It was an injury that happened that didn’t allow me to go through a certain path that I needed to to shoot the ball. Just like any normal person, when you’re used to doing something the same way each and every day, and something happens, of course you’re going to start thinking about it. It’s just normal. So, of course I had that injury happen, and then people took certain things, of changing shots, and ran with it. But that didn’t affect me. That’s the reason I didn’t just come out last year and try to go against the media or whatever. I just was worried about getting healthy and getting back to what I do. That’s what I did this summer, so I’m happy.
For reference, the Hanlen quote comes from Daniel Schmidt’s “Talking Schmidt” podcast.