Bryan Colangelo zeroed in on Markelle Fultz during the 2017 NBA draft and traded up from No. 3 with the Boston Celtics to select him.
According to multiple former executives with the Philadelphia 76ers tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer that front office members urged Colangelo to take a second look at selecting either Lonzo Ball or Jayson Tatum.
Colangelo refused and selected Fultz, who ended up having an issue with his shoulder that impacted his shooting.
Fultz didn't make his debut with the Sixers until March of the 17-18 season.
The Sixers traded Fultz to the Orlando Magic in February 2019.