By Peter Gleason
Markelle Fultz and the Sixers have had a tumultuous week.
Fultz will see a medical specialist about his shoulder tomorrow, or now wrist, or whatever ails him. It’s not just the Sixers who are skeptical of the injury excuse, which is one of the reasons Fultz’s trade value is low.
And Keith Pompey of the Inky reports:
For now, however, Fultz is still around the team as if nothing has changed except his playing time. The Sixers keep saying they will do whatever is best for Fultz, but the situation has overshadowed the success the team has had this season.
Some sources have said that, despite the team’s statements, Fultz is no longer in the Sixers’ long-term plans. And they are no longer using his shoulder as an excuse for his performances.
No trade is likely until after Dec. 15, when every player who signed a one-year deal this summer could be dealt.