Charlotte Hornets: Possible trades with each Atlantic team

Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

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Markelle Fultz’s short NBA career has been a sad and intriguing story line thus far. He missed most of his rookie season, and seemingly forgot how to shoot a basketball. In his lone college season at Washington, he looked like a future star that was a no-brainer to go first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.

An injury to his shoulder could explain that drastic difference in Fultz’s shooting mechanics. It’s been hard to watch, especially since I was a HUGE fan of him in college. I thought he had NBA superstar potential, and I still think he has a chance to be a star in this league, despite all the drama that has surrounded him.

Fultz is currently away from the 76ers as he undergoes tests on his bothersome shoulder.

Philadelphia may be looking to deal the former number one overall pick, and you’ve got to wonder what it would take to nab him from the 76ers. It’s tough to come up with trade ideas involving him because the kid is talented, but hasn’t been able to show much of anything in his career.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is an important piece to this Charlotte Hornets team, so moving on from him would be hard, but taking a gamble on Fultz could be a massive reward, especially if he can find a way to return to his form that made him the top selection in 2017.

Fultz would also be good insurance to have at that point guard spot in case Kemba Walker decides to play elsewhere once he becomes a free agent during the summer, like Rozier would. The 76ers would be adding an elite defender to their group, as they look to make a deep run once the playoffs begin.