REPORT: Pistons 'Have Interest' in Acquiring Markelle Fultz | Def Pen
Markelle Fultz
The Detroit Pistons have their eyes on Markelle Fultz. (Getty Images North America)

The Detroit Pistons are interested in acquiring 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, reports Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

The Markelle Fultz saga is one of the most complex and bizarre stories in all of sports, but that isn’t stopping the Detroit Pistons from inquiring.

According to a league source, the Pistons have interest in Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft.

Fultz has not played since November 19. He is expected to miss three-to-six weeks with thoracic outlet syndrome and is currently undergoing physical therapy.

Trading for Fultz would certainly be a gamble, but his price is also sure to be very low for a former No. 1 pick. The Pistons could use a franchise point guard, and Fultz could be that if he pans out.

In 19 games for the 76ers this season, Fultz has averaged 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game on 41.9 percent shooting. He has connected on four of his 14 3-point tries.


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