Fultz finished with six points (2-5 FG, 2-4 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in 14 minutes during Friday's 113-107 win over the Jazz. Fultz saw a season low minute total, and this was just the second time through 17 appearances that he has earned less than 20 minutes. Not only did the acquisition of Jimmy Butler push Fultz into a reserve role, it also appears to be reducing his on-court opportunities, as he has averaged 17.5 minutes per game through Butler's first two tilts with the team. Fultz could still figure out how to make an impact despite seeing limited action, but the odds that he'll maintain value in standard leagues are stacked against him.
Fultz, due to the addition of Jimmy Butler, will come off the bench for the foreseeable future, Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post reports. Fultz has started all 15 games this season in an attempt by coach Brett Brown to get him comfortable within the offense after missing 68 games during his rookie year. The addition of Butler changes the Sixers' on-court dynamics, so coach Brown will opt to bring Fultz off the bench as a ballhandler, rather than try to mesh him, Butler and Ben Simmons into the starting lineup. Despite losing his starting role, Fultz could still continue to see 24.3 minutes per game. In that time, he's averaged 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals on 41.2 percent shooting.
Fultz totaled seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 FT), four assists, four steals, and two rebounds in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 100-94 win over the Pacers. Fultz swiped a career high steal total while producing a well-rounded stat line. 76ers coach Brett Brown continues to mostly stagger the minutes of Fultz and Simmons in order to allow them to play with the ball in their hands more when they're on the court, which seems to be paying dividends for both. Fantasy owners will have to live with Fultz's inconsistencies for now, though he does appear to be growing more comfortable with each passing game.
Fultz totaled 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during Thursday's 122-113 victory over the Clippers. Fultz played just 21 minutes Thursday but was able to produce arguably his best game of the season so far. He came within one rebound of a double-double and appears to gain more confidence with each and every game. He is still not really in the standard league conversation due mainly to his lack of playing time. If he can work his way up to more than 26 minutes per night, things might change.
Fultz tallied 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 25 minutes during Saturday's 105-103 victory over Charlotte. Once again, Fultz did most of his damage in the first half while seeing limited run during the second. The rotation remains a bit of a mystery but does appear locked in for the time being. Fultz is beginning to appear a little more comfortable running the offense and is looking for his shot a bit more. As it currently stands, Fultz is more of a deep league option but the upside is certainly there should he work his way into more playing time as the season progresses.
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