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Pistons Reportedly Interested In Markelle Fultz


In the craziness of the NBA season, the Markelle Fultz drama has fallen into the shadows a bit. Last we heard, he was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a condition affecting the nerves around the back and shoulder area.

We assume he's getting treatment and rehab for it as the Sixers continue to take calls on possible deals for him. We know that both sides are ready to move on, that much is evident.

As for where he's going, that's up in the air.

A few teams are interested, and according to a new report by Vince Ellis of The Detroit Press, the Pistons are amongst those teams.

According to a league source, the Pistons have interest in Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft.

Fultz would be attractive for the Pistons as a young point guard prospect with Reggie Jackson coming off the books after next season.

But what would be the cost of acquiring Fultz? He’s still a former No. 1 overall draft pick and he will likely not come cheap.

And that's the question. Would the Pistons be willing to pay the price?
We know the Sixers would be looking for some significant compensation. And unless the Pistons are willing to give up some picks, it makes things even more difficult.

As the trade deadline nears, and the Sixers become more desperate to move Fultz, we'll see if their demand for him goes down. Whether or not Detroit ends up with him, we know he's got a number of different suitors across the league.