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The Philadelphia 76ers Are Reportedly Considering A Major NBA Draft Trade Involving Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz takes a breath.

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 29: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Washington Huskies during the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on January 29, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly one of a handful of NBA teams interested in trading up in tonight's NBA Draft. The Sixers are currently picking at No. 10, but could be interested in packaging that pick with something else to move up.

A new report states that the Sixers are interested in potentially packaging former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz in a trade to move up. Philadelphia reportedly has its eyes on former Missouri star Michael Porter Jr.

The Athletic's Michael Scotto is reporting that Philadelphia is eyeing the former No. 1 overall recruit in a potential trade.

From his report:

The Philadelphia 76ers had internal discussions about packaging the No. 10 and 26 picks, along with former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, to move into the top five, league sources told The Athletic. The target was Porter during these discussions. However, that thinking dampened with Porter's back remaining a major question mark. If JJ Redick leaves in free agency, Fultz is the favorite to start at shooting guard.

It doesn't look like a move involving Fultz is going to happen, though. Still, Philadelphia could be interested in trading up.

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reports that the Bulls could be involved in a potential Sixers move.

From his report:

Chicago has also been active in lottery trade talks and could move up from no. 7, as mentioned above. Multiple sources have said that the Bulls could be looking to add a second lottery pick, too. The Sixers’ no. 10 selection was floated as a possibility.

We're going to have a lot of movement over the next couple of hours. This is going to be fun.

The 2018 NBA Draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T. It'll be televised on ESPN.