Philadelphia 76ers: The 'Magical' Markelle Fultz-saga is finally over

Philadelphia 76ers: The 'Magical' Markelle Fultz-saga is finally over

Philadelphia 76ers: The 'Magical' Markelle Fultz-saga is finally over

- The Philadelphia 76ers have traded 2017 first overall pick Markelle Fultz to the Orlando Magic in the final minutes of the NBA Trade Deadline.

The former Washington point guard has shot 41.4 percent from the field, 26.7 percent from 3-point distance and 53.4 percent from the line, confounding a Sixers team that anticipated Fultz being a capable scorer.

Fultz has been out since November 19 and was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome in mid-December.

"Markelle Fultz was the No. 1 pick in the draft two years ago, and it wasn't a fluke", Weltman said, via The Athletic.

According to Wojnarowski, the Magic are sending Jonathan Simmons, a first-round and a second-round pick to the Sixers. He played 14 games during his rookie season and 19 this season before shutting down, citing the nerve disorder.

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Fultz is owed $9.75 million for the 19-20 season, which will be a problematic figure for the 76ers if they re-sign Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris.

The 76ers also get a second-round pick this year.

With a rebuilding Magic squad that's in need of backcourt help, Fultz may be able to get healthy and hopefully fulfil his potential after being selected number one overall in the 2017 draft.

It became increasingly clear that Fultz was not a part of those plans.

He played just 14 games last season because of a shoulder injury that appeared to affect his shooting mechanics and made him one of the more scrutinized players in the National Basketball Association.

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