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We can't wait to see the two play together, although who knows when Fultz will actually be cleared to do so.

Fultz had a tumultuous time in Philadelphia where he dealt with a hitch in his jump shot, a couple of injuries and a fair amount of underachievement.

Philadelphia acquired forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott from the Los Angeles Clippers for its own lottery-protected 2020 first-round draft pick, Miami's 2021 unprotected first-round pick, Detroit's second-round choices in 2021 and 2023 and forward Wilson Chandler, forward Mike Muscala and rookie guard Landry Shamet.

"We expected him to be back some time this season", Brand said after being asked about the decision to deal Fultz.

"I remember him ... just being tough and a really tough guard, " Isaac recalled.

Whatever was going on in Philadelphia clearly wasn't working for him. He hasn't played since November 19 while undergoing therapy for thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes compression or irritation of the nerves or blood vessels in the area between the lower neck and upper chest.

Everyone aside from Celtics president of basketball ops.

Fultz was the top pick in the 2017 draft and began his career with high expectations. It's understandable Brown feels he never had the chance to coach Fultz either, considering he barely took the court.

Given time to heal his shoulder and rid his head of whatever demons that might have been haunting him and Fultz will once again return to being a top talent, Isaac predicted. I felt sad for that.

"You spend one year in college and we're paid very well for what we do, but there's so much that goes along with that, " admitted Isaac, who noted that his play has taken off of late in part because he stopped "beating up on myself so much".

"For (Fultz), the big thing is just about getting back healthy, " Isaac said.