Magic reportedly acquire Markelle Fultz from 76ers for Jonathon Simmons, multiple picks

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Magic reportedly acquire Markelle Fultz from 76ers for Jonathon Simmons, multiple picks

Earlier this year, all the way back in January, rumor had it that the 76ers ownership group wanted to get back 'at least a first-round pick' to consider trading Fultz, and in this move, they got that, and oh so much more.

Of interest to fans of the Philadelphia 76ers is the fact that, according to Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic are both interested in pursuing a trade with the Sixers for Markelle Fultz.

Fultz's representatives informed the Sixers last month that the guard would be shut down until he had been examined by specialists. In 19 games this season, he is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

Nikola Mirotic was traded to the Bucks from the Pelicans, 76ers traded former first overall pick Markelle Fultz to the Magic.

The second-rounder will be the most favorable among the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Houston Rockets and the Magic.

After the Harris trade, the Sixers are clearly in "win now" mode, so it would make sense for them to deal Fultz to a team that values him...

"Simmons (6'6", 195, 9/14/89) has appeared in 41 games (nine starts) this season with Orlando, averaging 6.9 ppg., 2.4 rpg. and 2.3 apg.in 20.6 minpg.

Fittingly, no future is more murky than Fultz's. At Washington, Markelle Fultz looked like the prototypical National Basketball Association lead guard. It's an ideal situation for the former Sixers point guard to go to.

Philadelphia has made significant moves this season, acquiring Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris to add to its established core of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons as it seeks to get ahead in an increasingly competitive Eastern Conference.

Although the chances of Fultz becoming a productive player for the Sixers had to be considered extremely slim, it is worth noting that Fultz developing into a role player would have been a nice consolation prize at this point.

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