NBA Rumors: Pistons And Magic Interested In Trading For Markelle Fultz, ‘Liberty Ballers’ Reports

Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center on October 18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic appear to be the latest teams interested in the services of Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, according to a new report from SBNation blog Liberty Ballers.

Citing league sources, Liberty Ballers wrote on Thursday that the Pistons are considering trading for Fultz due to starting point guard Reggie Jackson’s “inconsistent” play — and backup Ish Smith’s recent injury issues. As for the Magic, the publication noted that the team has struggled all season long at the point guard position, and might find the former first overall draft pick “appealing” because of head coach Steve Clifford’s ability to work with younger players with great potential, especially those with good athleticism and defensive skills.

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