76ers finally trade Markelle Fultz, send him to Orlando Magic

Posted February 09, 2019

It's over; it's finally over.

The Orlando Magic have acquired shooting guard Markelle Fultz from the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

"We want to make sure he's 100 percent and healthy when he does come back", Brothers said.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have given up on Markelle Fultz less than two years after selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.

And more importantly for the Philadelphia 76ers, he's a guard sized guard who can cover opposing guards.

The 76ers traded up in the 2017 draft with the rival Boston Celtics to grab Fultz with the first pick, a move that has failed in hindsight as Boston got arguably the best player in the draft with the No. 3 pick in Jayson Tatum. "So, we believe that, at 20 years old, the sky's the limit for him". He played 14 games during his rookie season and 19 this season before shutting down, citing the nerve disorder. First, they added Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and just a few days ago they picked up Tobias Harris from the Clippers. The Sixers just gave away Fultz for next to nothing.

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Fultz, on the other hand, will have an opportunity to revitalize his career down in Orlando, a team desperate for a point guard that has virtually no chance of making the playoffs this season, even after coming out to a hot start.

National Basketball Association reporter Keith Smith says the Sixers will take caution with Fultz and that he may not play for them this season.

The Magic have high hopes for Markelle Fultz.

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