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Markelle Fultz | Guard | #2

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 5/29/1998
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Washington
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (1) / PHI
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General manager Bryan Colangelo said Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz together could be "a dynamic backcourt."
That means the 76ers are seriously considering starting Simmons at the point and shifting Fultz over to shooting guard on offense. Of course, the 76ers did say they're considering other options, and it's a slight change off course after they were fairly emphatic about starting Simmons at PG before the Fultz selection. Regardless, Fultz should be looking at good minutes as he plays both on and off the ball. Jun 24 - 6:11 PM

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To absolutely no one's surprise, the Sixers made Washington point guard Markelle Fultz the overall No. 1 first pick in the NBA Draft.

The 76ers used Sam Hinkie assets to improve their pick from number five to three, then packaged that with a protected 2018 first-round pick to jump up to No. 1, via the Celtics. Coach Brett Brown should love Fultz’s defense and prototype body with his 6’10" wingspan, 6’6" frame and a 40-inch max vert. Fultz did a lot of work in pick-and-roll and came in at 88th percentile in the NCAA (per Synergy), so he’ll be running a lot of that with this squad. While there's no questioning his talent and he'll be looking at big minutes, along with a starting role, Fultz may not get many shots with usage monster Joel Embiid on board, along with guys like Dario Saric, Ben Simmons and Robert Covington. But at worst, Fultz is still shaping up to be worth a fantasy pick in the later part of the middle rounds in drafts this Fall, with the potential to improve his draft stock depending on how Summer League and training camp shake out.
Jun 22 - 7:41 PM

The 76ers have officially acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Celtics.

The 76ers have made it pretty obvious that they will take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick and he's an ideal fit in Philly due to his ability to play on and off the ball. His perimeter shooting will also be key in allowing him to share the floor with ball-dominant point forward Ben Simmons. In exchange for the No. 1 pick, the Celtics will take Philly's 2017 No. 3 pick and a 2018 first-round pick via the Lakers. However, if the Lakers pick doesn't fall between No. 2 and No. 5, the Celtics will instead receive either Sacramento’s or Philadelphia’s first round pick in 2019 (whichever one is better).
Source: NBA.com
Jun 19 - 1:35 PM

Markelle Fultz is expected to be drafted No. 1 overall by the 76ers after a likely draft-pick swap with the Celtics on Monday.

Philly will acquire the No. 1 pick, barring any last-minute changes, while sending Boston the No. 3 pick and L.A.'s first-round pick (which is owed to Philly), but only if it falls between picks Nos. 2-5. If not, Boston will instead receive the Kings' first-round pick in 2019, which also belongs to Philly. Addressing his potential fit alongside Ben Simmons, whom the Sixers plan to use as their de facto point guard, Fultz said, "If I'm running the floor or I'm setting the screen for him or giving it back ... it doesn't matter." Philly is going to be must-watch next season, especially if this deal goes through as planned.
Jun 18 - 10:08 PM

The trade between the 76ers and Celtics will be finalized on Monday, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

The 76ers will use their No. 1 overall pick to select Markelle Fultz. According to unconfirmed reports from The Vertical Saturday evening, the Celtics may acquire the No. 3 pick in the 2017 draft, the Lakers 2018 pick and the Kings 2019 pick -- there could be protection on these picks. The 76ers have been using T.J. McConnell at the point, but now they get arguably the best point guard prospect since Kyrie Irving. Fultz is a prototype with his 6'6" frame with his 6'9" wingspan, and gives the 76ers ridiculous length on the defensive end. Additionally, he made 41.3 percent from deep for his 2.1 treys per game at Washington, so he could play off Ben Simmons when Simmons is running the offense. The process has all the trust right now.
Jun 17 - 10:17 PM

Markelle Fultz completed his workout for the 76ers on Saturday night.

He actually didn't have much success in his workout with plenty of missed jumpers, but who cares? The Washington guard didn't workout for very long with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Robert Covington on hand to meet the prospect. Fultz arrived to the workout in a 76ers hat, which he said he's had before today. He also said he wanted to get a cheesesteak after the workout, so his favorite cheesesteak place, Larry's, is probably going to be packed tonight. Expect plenty of chatter on Fultz in the coming days.
Jun 17 - 9:05 PM

Markelle Fultz arrived for his workout with the 76ers on Saturday night.

He was a little later than expected, but it could have to do with the rain hitting the East Coast today. Fultz is expected to work out for the team, meet with them, and have a light dinner. If all goes well, it may not be long before the 76ers and Celtics agree on a trade. Although, there is some concern the Celtics would like to wait until Thursday.
Jun 17 - 7:15 PM

The 76ers confirmed Markelle Fultz will work out at 6:00 on Saturday night.

The hype is peaking in the 2-1-5. This afternoon, Joel Embiid tweeted a picture of himself, Dario Saric, and a locker with Markelle Fultz's name on it (picture in link below). The 76ers just gave De'Aaron Fox a workout earlier today, so they have a full dance card with key workouts. With the trade rumors swirling, the Celtics are being a little cautious with the trade because they may just want to wait until draft night, but it sounds like this thing may get done before Thursday.
Jun 17 - 2:26 PM

Markelle Fultz's visit to Philadelphia on Saturday is expected to "clear the way toward finalizing a deal with Boston for No. 1 pick," according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski adds that the package of selections the Sixers would send to the Celtics would likely include Philadelphia's 2017 first-round pick (No. 3 overall), the Lakers 2018 first-round pick, and possibly Philadelphia's 2021 first-round pick. All future picks would include varying degrees of complicated protections. There have also been rumors that the two teams may have to wait until draft night to consummate the deal, as the Celtics want to make sure Josh Jackson is on the board at No. 3.
Jun 17 - 1:48 PM

Markelle Fultz will reportedly work out for the Sixers on Saturday.

Both Celtics and Sixers reporters have tweeted that Fultz will meet with and work out for Philly on Saturday. The Sixers understandably want to get some one-on-one time with Fultz before pulling the trigger on a trade with Boston to jump up to No. 1. We'll have to wait and see if the potential deal between the two teams picks up any steam after Philadelphia executives and coaches sit down with Fultz.
Jun 17 - 11:44 AM

According to TNT's David Aldridge, the Sixers have yet to finalize a pre-draft meeting with Markelle Fultz.

Aldridge reports that a meeting between Philadelphia and Fultz is necessary before the Sixers would feel comfortable pulling the trigger on any deal. The two sides are likely to meet soon. Fultz is currently in D.C. and is scheduled to head to New York on Tuesday, two days prior to the draft.
Jun 17 - 9:21 AM

The 76ers are waiting on medical information on Markelle Fultz, but they're deep into talks on acquiring Boston's No. 1 overall pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Get your popcorn ready. This report comes on the heels of ESPN saying the 76ers are going after the top pick, so this one is picking up steam in a hurry. Woj adds that the trade talks are far enough along that Fultz could be on his way to Philly for a meeting on Saturday. Obviously a move to Philly would be great for Fultz's fantasy value compared to value in Boston.
Jun 16 - 5:14 PM

Coach Brad Stevens called Markelle Fultz's high school counselor recently.

Joan Phalen is the assistant director of academic support at Fultz’s alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School. "I had a wonderful conversation with Brad Stevens,’’ said Phalen. "He was so interested in how Markelle learns, and I just thought that was an amazing concept for a coach to be interested in and concerned about." The Celtics are clearly doing their homework and it would be a major surprise for Fultz not to go No. 1 in the draft.
Source: Boston.com
Jun 14 - 3:36 PM

Markelle Fultz is scheduled to workout for the Lakers on Thursday.

It would be surprising if the Celtics didn't go with Fultz No. 1 overall on draft day, but the Celtics surprised a lot of people last season by going with Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 overall selection, so anything can happen. If the Celtics choose to pass on Fultz, he'd pretty much be a lock to go No. 2 overall to the Lakers.
Jun 14 - 10:29 AM

Markelle Fultz is expected to meet with the Lakers this week.

Up to this point, Fultz has only met with and worked out for Boston. There was a rumor that he would consider sitting down with Sacramento, but that meeting has not materialized. Fultz remains the heavy favorite to be the top overall selection in the 2017 draft, but he and his agent may simply be covering all their bases.
Jun 13 - 11:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Markelle Fultz
2T.J. McConnell
3Sergio Rodriguez
4Jerryd Bayless
SG1Timothe Luwawu
2Nik Stauskas
3Gerald Henderson
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Jonah Bolden
4Shawn Long
5Alex Poythress
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor
4Tiago Splitter
5Anzejs Pasecniks
6Mathias Lessort