Markelle Fultz RUMORS & NEWS

Markelle Fultz

Position Guard
Height 6'4"
Weight 195 lbs
Birthplace Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Current Team Washington
  • Sixers expect Markelle Fultz to play in summer league

    CSN Philly "The Sixers expect Markelle Fultz to compete in summer league next month. The team will participate in both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, beginning on July 3 in Utah. "It's anticipated that Markelle will play," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday. The Sixers still..." June 23

  • Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

    ESPN "While the notion of becoming the top overall pick had yet to sink in the morning after the NBA draft, Markelle Fultz didn't need much time to let Philadelphia know that he thinks the Sixers are now a playoff team. "I am serious when I say that," Fultz said at his introductory news conference..." June 23

  • Brett Brown says he thanked Hinkie by text after Sixers drafted Fultz

    CSN Philly "Longtime followers of The Process are well aware that Thursday night was a tag team effort. Sam Hinkie put the Sixers in the position -- via a plethora of assets acquired during his tenure -- to allow Bryan Colangelo to deal with the Celtics for the No. 1 overall pick that turned into Markelle..." June 23

  • Sixers Select Markelle Fultz With Number One Overall Pick In NBA Draft

    NBC Philadelphia "Markelle Fultz is a Sixer. What seemed highly unlikely up until last week became a reality Thursday night when the Sixers selected Fultz first overall with the pick they acquired from the Celtics. The Sixers traded the third pick and a future first-round pick to move up for the 6-foot-4,..." June 22

  • Markelle Fultz: Sixers will start winning ‘as soon as I get there’

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t featured a winning season in well over a decade, but Markelle Fultz is confident that’s all about to change. When asked when the Sixers will start winning games, the former Washington point guard said, “as soon as I get there,” via Sean Deveney of Sporting..." June 21

  • Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have officially completed a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick in this week's NBA draft from Boston to Philadelphia. The Sixers, who are expected to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall, traded the No. 3 overall pick and..." June 19

  • Celtics soured on Markelle Fultz due to lack of explosiveness in workout?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics seemed to do a quick 180 on top prospect Markelle Fultz, and now we have may have a bit of an idea why. According to what ESPN’s Michael Eaves tweeted on Sunday, some members of the Celtics organization were not impressed by Fultz’s workout and pointed to a perceived lack of..." June 19

  • Markelle Fultz expects to work smoothly with Ben Simmons for the Sixers "As Markelle Fultz sees it, he and Ben Simmons could be a solid tandem for the 76ers. That's because the point guard is prepared to do whatever is asked of him. "If I'm running the floor or I'm setting the screen for him or giving it back, it doesn't matter," Fultz said during his predraft..." June 19

  • Fultz confirms trust in 'the process' on Instagram

    Yardbarker "Markelle Fultz is on board with the process. The likely No. 1 overall pick left a comment on a photo Joel Embiid posted of himself, Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Robert Covington, confirming that the much-maligned process is still well and truly beloved. Fultz is quite clearly embracing this twist..." June 18

  • Celtics fan burns Markelle Fultz jersey

    Sportsnaut "One Boston Celtics fan was super excited about the inevitability of his team drafting Markelle Fultz. So he did the only thing any fanatic would do in such an instance. He went out and bought a Markelle Fultz jersey. Ominous clouds threatened to rain on his parade when Fultz was spotted in..." June 18

  • Celtics' top four in draft are Fultz, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and Lonzo Ball

    CBS Sports "With the news coming in Saturday night that the Celtics and 76ers have agreed upon the blockbuster deal to send the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick, the attention turns now to what the Celtics will do. There's definitely a possibility they..." June 18

  • Markelle Fultz will reportedly work out with 76ers on Saturday

    CBS Sports "The secret has gotten out: The Philadelphia 76ers want Markelle Fultz. A bevy of trade rumors swirled around the NBA on Friday, with multiple outlets reporting that the Sixers were trying to acquire the No. 1 pick from the Boston Celtics so they could draft Fultz. The Celtics would likely..." June 17

  • Lakers 'in love' with Fultz, may try to trade up for No. 1

    Lakers Nation "On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers worked out Markelle Fultz at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo. The workout was considered to be a courtesy with both sides being on the safe side, but it may have turned out to be much more than that. According to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express,..." June 17

  • Markelle Fultz Signs Endorsement Deal With Nike

    Real GM Basketball "Markelle Fultz has agreed upon a multiyear endorsement deal with Nike. Fultz is expected to be one of the top two picks in the 2017 NBA Draft." June 16

  • Markelle Fultz: I want to beat Lonzo Ball in 'everything I do'

    USA Today "It’s very likely that point guards Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball — the projected top-two picks in next week’s NBA draft — could become fierce rivals playing for the game’s two most storied franchises, as the Boston Celtics have the top pick and the Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 spot. Should..." June 16

  • Celtics reportedly not set on Fultz, considering Jackson for No. 1 pick

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics are reportedly considering taking Kansas Jayhawks swingman Josh Jackson with the first pick in the NBA draft. "We like him a lot," a Celtics source told's Chad Ford on Thursday. "But we like several guys a lot. We've got a week to figure it out." The same source..." June 16

  • Lakers impressed with Dennis Smith, hoping to work out Markelle Fultz

    Yardbarker "Lonzo Ball may be the favorite to land with the Los Angeles Lakers at the No. 2 overall spot in the upcoming NBA Draft, but the team continues to take closer looks at the other top young players in the country. Adam Zagoria of reported over the weekend that the Lakers hosted Dennis..." June 12

  • Celtics might not take Markelle Fultz at No. 1

    Sportsnaut "It’s been assumed by many for a while now that Washington point guard Markelle Fultz will be the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. But maybe that’s a bit hasty, according to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN, who notes the Boston Celtics have a handful of players they’re considering. Per Ford,..." June 09

  • Markelle Fultz will work out for Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "Well, this was unexpected. The Kings have had a hard time getting top prospects to work out for them. Markelle Fultz reportedly planned to work out for only the Celtics. Yet… Sacramento has the Nos. 5 and 10 picks. Fultz will probably go No. 1. Though the Kings are rumored to be..." June 09

  • Fultz Reportedly Will Only Work Out for Celtics Before Draft

    Bleacher Report "Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that NBA draft prospect Markelle Fultz will only work out for the Boston Celtics. According to Pompey, Fultz and Lonzo Ball are the only top prospects not scheduled to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers, who hold the No. 3 overall..." June 06

  • Markelle Fultz Reportedly to Meet With Celtics Monday Ahead of 2017 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Former Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz will meet with the Boston Celtics on Monday in advance of the 2017 NBA draft, according to's Jeff Goodman. Citing sources, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Fultz will work out for the Celtics on Tuesday at the team's practice..." June 04

  • Markelle Fultz has talked to Danny Ainge 'a few times,' wants to be No. 1

    ESPN "Potential No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz told ESPN he has had multiple conversations with Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge since the draft combine earlier this month and is hopeful of being selected first in the June 22 NBA draft. "I've talked to Danny a few..." May 30

2017-2018 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 76ers* Markelle Fultz Washington
2 Lakers Lonzo Ball UCLA
3 Celtics* Jayson Tatum Duke
4 Suns Josh Jackson Kansas
5 Kings* Dennis Smith Jr. N.C. State
6 Magic De'Aaron Fox Kentucky
7 Timberwolves Marques Bolden Duke
8 Knicks Lauri Markkanen Arizona
9 Mavericks Johnathan Isaac Florida St.
10 Kings* Ivan Rabb California


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