Markelle Fultz is moving.
As indicated by a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers have consented to a deal to send the former No. 1 pick to the Orlando Magic in return for Jonathon Simmons and two picks. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor revealed that the picks will be a first-rounder by means of the Thunder and a second-rounder by means of the Cavaliers.
The Sixers have been somewhat bustling this season on the trade front, making various blockbuster moves. In the first place, they included Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and only a couple of days back they got Tobias Harris from the Clippers.
Presently, in moving Fultz, the Sixers have formally shut the book on The Process. That experiment is finished, and it’s gotten them a core four of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Bulter and Harris. The Sixers are authoritatively all in.
The Fultz saga will be discussed always, and the trade the Sixers made with the Boston Celtics to climb and bring him will go down as one of the greatest what-ifs of this generation. Be that as it may, for the present, the Sixers have an extraordinary group, and that will be their focus.
Simmons will give some solid wing profundity to a group that frantically needs it, and they’ve figured out how to recover a couple of the selects they’ve sent as of now this season.
With respect to the Magic, this is a decent bet for them to take. Fultz has had a wide range of issues since essentially Day One, both with the health of his shoulder, his shooting structure and his confidence. There’s a definite possibility that he’s never ready to assemble everything again, except regardless he has a wide range of ability.
There was a reason this person was the No. 1 generally pick only a couple of years prior, and if the Magic can unlock only a portion of that potential, they’ll get a solid player. Also, for Fultz, a new beginning will be great, and going to a bad Magic group should take a lot of examination and pressure off of him.