Philadelphia 76ers second-year combo guard Markelle Fultz is meeting with shoulder specialists multiple times this week in NY, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. They've already had trade discussions about the troubled former No. 1 draft pick.
Fultz recently made headlines after stating that he wanted to see a doctor about his continuing shoulder issue, and announcing that he wouldn't be participating in any practices or games until he underwent an evaluation, as first reported by David Aldridge of The Athletic. The Athletic reported last week that Fultz has been dealing with a wrist injury that is affecting his ability to shoot, but Sheridan said Monday that there is skepticism among National Basketball Association teams that his injuries are truly physical. Furthermore, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers no longer see him as being part of their long-term future. But Fultz's agent said he isn't looking to be moved. "For now, however, Fultz is still around the team as if nothing has changed except his playing time".
The team believes it will have to rely more heavily on McConnell because of the uncertainty surrounding Markelle Fultz, according to ESPN. He also told ESPN last week that he has not requested a trade from the 76ers on behalf of his client.
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Fultz has averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 assists in 19 appearances in 2018-19.
T.J. McConnell appears to be remaining with the 76ers for the rest of the season. McConnell can become a free agent next summer.