The Markelle Fultz saga is officially over in Philadelphia. Just minutes before the deadline, the 76ers have traded him to the Orlando Magic for Jonathan Simmons, a 2020 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick.
The Magic are sending Jonathan Simmons, a first-round and a second-round pick to the Sixers, per sources. https://t.co/f724l2eSVS
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
The Magic have long needed a point guard, and Fultz could thrive for them in an environment with less pressure. For Philly, who has been very active so far, it gets him off of their hands while bringing in a solid back-up guard in Simmons and some additional picks.
According to Kevin O’Connor, Philadelphia Sixers will receive the 1st and 2nd round picks.
The Magic are sending Jonathon Simmons, a Thunder first and Cavs second to the Sixers for Fultz, per source. https://t.co/OaVTy5LyIO
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 7, 2019
Check Tracy McGrady’ reaction