Could Philadelphia 76ers’ Markelle Fultz be on the move? We really don’t know. Between shoulder issues and diminishing playing time, his future in Philly seems cloudy. But there is at least one team who has their eyes on him.
The Phoenix Suns have emerged as the team looking at Fultz’s services with “some level of interest,” per the Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.
Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in 2017, has been sidelined with a shoulder issue. And he is meeting with a another specialist again this week. However, teams that are looking at Fultz want a full medical report that will clear him to play, Pompey adds. Teams don’t want any lingering physical injuries to hamper his mentality on the court.
Before trading Korver to the Jazz, the Cavs reportedly did express interest in him.
Fultz hasn’t been playing great basketball, either. For starters, he’s shooting a dismal 53 percent from the foul line. Not to mention, his ever-changing shot execution. The Suns could also be interested in Terry Rozier (Boston Celtics) since their depth at point guard is non-existent. Especially after waiving Isaiah Canaan, who only played in 15 games this season.
Maybe a fresh start is all he needs. He’d be going to a team in the middle of rebuilding, but that might be best. Less pressure and all that, right? Time will tell. One thing is clear, though.
It’s just not working with him and the Sixers.