Sixers news: Markelle Fultz gets compared to Dwyane Wade by NBA scout
It has become a tradition in the NBA to compare incoming rookies in the league to current or past players to give a better sense of what to expect from them moving forward.
“He’s an underrated playmaker because his teammates at Washington didn’t finish a lot of his passes. Versatile enough to play off the ball, too. Reminds me of Dwyane Wade.”
These are some huge expectations for Fultz to fulfill as Wade is regarded as one of the best guards to play in the league. He has earned numerous accolades such as being a 12-time All-Star, eight All-NBA teams selections, three All-NBA Defensive Third Team nods, and three NBA titles.
Fultz displayed tremendous ability as a scorer in his lone season at Washington where he led all freshman with 23.2 points per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Although Fultz is a bit smaller in terms of weight, he is still a dynamic scorer that can get to the rim through contact while also possess the ability to impact the game defensively. If he can develop into a player that can be compared to Wade, it would be a tremendous find for the 76ers that could help bring them back to prominence in the league with a bonafide superstar leading the way.