Markelle Fultz is a young player who has an exuberant amount of potential on a Philadelphia team that is hungry to dominate the East. After his rookie season was cut short by injury (and some yips), many are hoping he'll be able to put on a show the second time around. 


Fultz's trainer Drew Hanlen doesn't need to hope that Fultz will dominate. He's extremely confident in his recovery and tells anyone with a microphone and camera that he possibly can. 

He made the bold claim that if Fultz is completely 100 percent healthy this season, he will undoubtedly be an All-Star. 


Markelle Fultz's can speak for himself. He doesn't need a spokesperson such as Hanlen to communicate to the media on the regular about something we haven't seen yet.


Hanlen's job is to make sure that Fultz's shot is back to normal and that he looks good on the court. Updating the media with his progress is under someone else's job description entirely. 

Hanlen's responses to tricky questions generate a lot of publicity. Yes, sometimes publicity is great, but there are definitely some negative aspects for sure. Fultz already had a ton of weight on his shoulders upon his return and Hanlen's comments only add additional pressure.


Fultz should be a huge piece of the puzzle for the Sixers. The team is hopeful that the 20-year-old will be a piece of the franchise's foundation along with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. The kid already has enough to live up to, so people such as Hanlen need to pipe down and let Fultz do his thing.