Two teams believed to be top contenders to trade for Markelle Fultz

Two teams believed to be top contenders to trade for Markelle Fultz

The team's 2017 No. 1 pick is set to see a shoulder specialist this week and will remain off the court until that point.

Sixers guard Markelle Fultz is meeting with specialists Monday and again mid-week in NY, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The team believes it will have to rely more heavily on McConnell because of the uncertainty surrounding Markelle Fultz.

It was recently reported by The Athletic that Fultz would enjoy a fresh start with a new franchise.

"Some sources have said that, despite the team's statements, Fultz is no longer in the Sixers' long-term plans".

Markelle Fultz's future in Philadelphia is uncertain right now. Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers could become the next piece of the puzzle for the Cavaliers.

Although there had been rumblings of trade interest from various teams, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed the Sixers have "stopped listening to trade overtures" for McConnell.

McConnell has averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 assists in 16 games for Philadelphia this season. He is also only 21-of-37 at the free throw line. Avoiding paying the $9.7 million Fultz is owed next season would also allow them to re-sign Butler and try to acquire another top free agent. Entering what is now his third season with the Heat, his 3-point percentage has hovered around the 38-percent mark and has been reliable when not injured.

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