RUMOR: Cavs make trade offer to Sixers for Markelle Fultz
According to a report from Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Cavs are believed to have dangled a deal built around shooting guard Kyle Korver and a protected draft pick for Markelle Fultz, who is currently away from the Sixers to see multiple shoulder specialists in New York.
Other teams have been sniffing around the Fultz situation, with the Cleveland Cavaliers believed to have dangled a deal built around Kyle Korver and a protected draft pick.
The Cavs are just one of several teams to have reached out on Fultz, but it does not appear the 76ers are as eager to make a change as maybe Fultz’s camp may want, at least not yet.
League sources who have inquired about Fultz said recently they didn’t think Fultz would be on the 76ers roster past the trade deadline. We’ll see if anything changes on that front, but it seems more likely than not that Fultz’s days as a 76er may be coming to an end.
In 19 games this season, Markelle Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 56.8 percent from the free-throw line. The former No. 1 overall pick still has a nasty hitch in his shot and his free-throw routine is just as ugly. A fresh start in a new environment could be beneficial for Fultz.
The Sixers tried to acquire Kyle Korver over the summer, but a deal never transpired. Korver, who began his NBA career in Philadelphia, is making $7.5 million this season and has $3.4 million guaranteed for the 2019-20 season.