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NBA Insider Has A Major Update On Markelle Fultz

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against Melbourne United in the preseason game at Wells Fargo Center on September 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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.

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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.