76ers trade former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz to Magic

Markelle Fultz Sixers

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that the 76ers have agreed to trade Fultz to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Jonathan Simmons, a first and second-round pick. The 29-year-old has averaged 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists through four seasons split between the Magic and San Antonio Spurs.

Fultz has not played since November 19 and was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, a compression of nerves or blood vessels between the neck and upper chest, in December.

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The Athletic reports that the 76ers will receive Oklahoma City's first-round pick, Cleveland's second-round pick and Jonathon Simmons in return.

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.

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Fultz was the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft but has struggled mightily to find his rhythm and stay on the court. He had from the same injury and was forced to sit for much of his rookie season a year ago, appearing in just 14 games. Redick, Tobias Harris, or Jimmy Butler, as they will all be in line for new deals. Thursday's move made it official.

Despite a lot of the negativity surrounding Fultz, coach Brett Brown seemingly never said a bad thing about the young player and said he felt sad when he learned he was traded. Since then, he's transformed into a pretty darn good National Basketball Association player, averaging 8.5 points in about 20 minutes of action a night over his four-year career.

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