The Markelle Fultz saga in Philadelphia could soon be coming to an end, according to a new report from an NBA insider.
Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Fultz is “no longer” in the Sixers’ long-term plans.
The team is reportedly considering trading the former No. 1 overall pick.
From the report:
Some sources have said that, despite the team’s statements, Fultz is no longer in the Sixers’ long-term plans. And they are no longer using his shoulder as an excuse for his performances.
If the 76ers have tired of this saga and are considering trading Fultz, and multiple sources said they are, his trade value must have declined a great deal since the start of the season.
The team might be able to get a late first-round pick for Fultz from a desperate club willing to take a chance, or the Sixers could try for a player with an expiring contract. That would enable them to avoid paying the $9.7 million that Fultz is guaranteed for next season.
Fultz, 20, is averaging 8 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds a game for Philadelphia so far this season.