NBA trade deadline: Former No1 pick Fultz to Magic as Gasol heads to Raptors

  • Eastern Conference leading Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic
  • Markelle Fultz has struggled so far during NBA career

Former No1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has a new home, going from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic according to multiple sources as the NBA’s trade deadline approaches.

Fultz is getting moved for Jonathan Simmons, as well as a 2020 first-round pick that Philadelphia used to own but was conveyed in other deals. The 76ers also get a second-round pick this year. Fultz has played in only 33 games since being taken No1 overall in the 2017 draft. Earlier reports said that the Sixers have also acquired James Ennis from the Houston Rockets in return for trade considerations to go alongside Tobias Harris, who they traded for on Tuesday night. Philadelphia will become the sixth club for the well-traveled Ennis, who averaged 7.4 points for the Rockets this season.

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Source: theguardian