Even though Markelle Fultz is currently nursing his nagging shoulder injury, the former No. 1 overall pick is still the main conversation of many trade talks in the NBA.
After missing the majority of his rookie season and showing zero progression in his jumper, Fultz elected to get his shoulder examined by more experts. It turns out that he’s dealing with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which is when nerves are compressed in the passageway from the lower neck to the armpit area.
Despite all the trouble on and off the hardwood for Fultz, several teams are still intrigued in acquiring the former Washington superstar. It appears the Detroit Pistons have shown the most interest in the combo guard, per The Detroit News.
Nothing is imminent and Pistons are among many teams interested in Fultz.
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) December 13, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers have already made one blockbuster move this season, and it’s becoming evident that Fultz isn’t going to be part of the team’s long-term plans.
Nonetheless, the Sixers have already rejected multiple offers for their former top pick, according to reporter Candace Buckner.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) December 14, 2018
Fultz is averaging just 8.2 points per game in 19 games this season. Perhaps the most alarming statistic is that he’s shooting a putrid 53.4 percent from the free-throw line for his career.
In the event that Philadelphia decides to trade Fultz, it’d finally end this bizarre saga that has been plaguing the franchise for the past two seasons.