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Report: Markelle Fultz Would Prefer A Trade From The Sixers

Feb 26, 2017; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) looks on form the bench during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won 79-71. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 26, 2017; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) looks on form the bench during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won 79-71. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Athletic reporters Sam Amick, Derek Bodner, and Jared Weiss gave an update on the Markelle Fultz situation.

In the detailed report, we find out that the young point guard prospect is dealing with more than one issue, and that he is looking for a “fresh start.”

In addition to a previously diagnosed right shoulder injury that continues to impact him, Fultz has been playing with an apparent injury in his right wrist area that has adversely affected his ability to shoot, league sources told The Athletic. The potential issue has led to periodic difficulties holding on to the ball during his shot. Specialists have been working with Fultz to figure out how they can strengthen the wrist area to remedy the injury. Sources with knowledge of Fultz’s thinking have also told The Athletic that the player would prefer a fresh start with a new team.

This news follows the one that claims Fultz suspended his basketball activities to find a solution to his apparently injured shoulder.

Likely, he’ll be using this break to seek a specialist for his wrist as well.

The relationship/communication between Fultz and the Sixers seems to be up to par. But considering the rocky start he’s seen in Philly, it’s no surprise he likes the idea of being somewhere else.

Among other names, Markelle Fultz might be the newest (and most unknown) prospect to hit the trade market. But only time will tell if a team is willing to take a chance on him, especially after all these early setbacks.