76ers Draft Rumors: Markelle Fultz To Work Out For Philadelphia On Saturday

The Philadelphia 76ers are currently in advanced talks with the Celtics about acquiring the No. 1 pick to draft Markelle Fultz, and they are taking care of one of the final hurdles they have to go through.

According to multiple reports, Fultz is working out for the Sixers today, which was not planned before these trade talks began.

Fultz was originally scheduled to meet with the Celtics front office today. Philadelphia conducted a scheduled workout with De'Aaron Fox this morning. The 76ers are also waiting on Fultz's medical information, which they figure to get today.

However, the deal won't happen until draft day. If the Lakers take Josh Jackson at No. 2 over Lonzo Ball, the deal won't happen - it's contingent upon Josh Jackson being available for the Celtics at No. 3.

Philly expressed a lot of interest in Fultz in the pre-draft process, but after getting the No. 3 overall pick in the lottery, they knew they would have to make a move like this to get him.

Fultz has also expressed excitement about playing for the Sixers despite the team moving Ben Simmons to point guard this season. A member of Fultz's camp said that Fultz was excited about the idea of being the primary scoring option alongside a playmaker like Simmons. 

A 6-foot-5, 186-pound combo guard, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game last season.

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