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

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"Markelle Fultz was the No. 1 pick in the draft two years ago, and it wasn't a fluke", Weltman said, via The Athletic.

Fultz hasn't played since November 19 due to the ailment.

"His ceiling is exceptionally high", Weltman said.

Fultz was the consensus No. 1 pick by pundits everywhere ahead of the 2017 draft.

As for Isaac, he is just hopeful that Fultz can get back to being the dynamic playmaker that he was at the high school, AAU and college levels years earlier for Orlando.

Fultz played in the 76ers' first 19 games this season, but he and his camp chose to sit out and rehab his shoulder that they claimed was never 100 percent.

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The Sixers (34-20) traded Fultz to the Orlando Magic (23-32) for forward Jonathon Simmons, plus a 2020 first-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick.

The franchise's PR went on to say that their decision had no "negative intent or hidden meanings", and that all they wanted was to confirm to the rest of the league that the trade was official.

"We look forward to getting him in here, getting our arms around him, understanding everything he's dealing with and getting him through it, " Weltman said. He appeared in only 14 games in his rookie season, yet only played in 19 games this season averaging 8.2 points and 3.1 assists per game. "Getting him through that, it's our job organizationally - from the performance directors and the coaches - to put him in a spot to succeed". We're going to do it right. However long that takes, that's how long it will take.

The Markelle Fultz era in Philadelphia has come to an end. I felt sad for that.

It's obviously a fairly hefty price tag to give up a first-round pick for a player that hasn't seen the floor a ton during his first two National Basketball Association seasons, However, Fultz showcased massive potential during his lone collegiate season and the Magic are hoping he can realize that success at the National Basketball Association level.

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