Is Kyrie Irving Planning to Leave the Celtics?
The Boston Celtics are worried that Kyrie Irving will leave instead of resign with them. Should the Celtics be worried?
The Philadelphia 76ers and Markelle Fultz may be parting ways soon and luckily for the 76ers, there is a market for him. The Phoenix Suns have showed interest in acquiring Fultz and now the ball is in the 76ers' court.
Trading away the first overall pick is not an easy move. However, the 76ers don't need Fultz. They have built a solid team and just acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Right now, the 76ers need to make sure they get rid of any ongoing drama and focus on making a deep playoff run.
The Fultz experiment was a failure and the 76ers should trade him and let that drama be someone else's. They have a solid team but need to amp up their bench. After the Minnesota trade, it left them a little depleted. Now, they can add good role players by trading Fultz.
More than anything, I am surprised that there is a market for Fultz. He has struggled to shoot the whole season and he hasn't lived up to the hype. Maybe he needs new people around him. The 76ers haven't done a great job boosting his confidence.
Fultz is young and he has a lot of potential. I think the Suns want to unlock his potential and make him a big steal. He was the first overall pick just a year ago. We will have to see what the Suns offer for him. I expect it to be a decent package because Fultz is still a great overall player even if he has struggled with his shot.
Expect a few more teams to inquire about Fultz. He will be traded but there doesn't seem to be a timetable. The 76ers are winning and winning ails all the problems a team may have. I think the 76ers want to hold onto Fultz because they know how talented he is. If he is traded and becomes a star, the 76ers will regret trading him for the next decade.