When the Sixers opened training camp in late-September of 2017, Fultz was the team’s big story. Fans were chomping at the bit to get their first taste of their new big three of Fultz, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons. But when the media was welcomed into the gym to watch the first full-team scrimmage, that hope quickly turned to confusion.

Gone was the smooth and deadly shot that Fultz had put on display as a freshman at Washington, and in its place was this: