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 have to finalize things off the court before the No. 1 overall pick plays, just as they did with Ben Simmons last summer. Simmons appeared in limited games. Fultz's playing availability remains to be determined.

"There's other things that need to be worked out, first and foremost, in terms of protecting Markelle, contractually and otherwise," Colangelo said. "I think no different than Ben last year, we took care of our business first before he took the floor."

The status of the Sixers' other five draft picks for summer league is uncertain. Anzejs Pasecniks, Jonah Bolden and Mathias Lessort currently are under contract with teams overseas.