What a whirlwind day. In the aftermath of the Tobias Harris trade, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe discussed a potential Markelle Fultz trade on their Woj & Lowe Special:
Lowe: The thing I wanna emphasize about this trade is… people have already forgotten about Markelle Fultz. He’s gone, he’s over here on the side, he has whatever the shoulder problem is called… He is Patient Zero of all of this. The #1 pick has given them zero. If he’s good, they build around [Simmons, Embiid, Fultz], they have cap space, they have all these draft assets they’ve thrown away – not thrown away, because they’ve gotten good players – but Jimmy Butler/Tobias Harris… those guys aren’t on the team if Markelle Fultz is a normal #1 pick. Peopple have already forgotten that single failure has explained all of the sort of wild deal-maing that has happened since. And by the way, he might get traded tomorrow.
Woj: There’s a chance. Teams like Atlanta, Orlando, they’ve talked with Philadelphia on Markelle Fultz. I think there’s a real possibility he’s played his last game with the Sixers. They’ve got until 3PM on Thursday to figure that out, but it’s been an experiment. Like you said, not only did they miss on the #1 pick, they traded a future first round pick to move up two spots, which you almost never do in a draft… and they did.
Adding Wayne Ellington?
Wayne Ellington was traded to Phoenix along with Tyler Johnson as part of a deal for Ryan Anderson. Woj reported that Ellington’s agent wants to negotiate a deal to get his player on waivers:
Agent Mark Bartelstein is working with the Suns to waive guard Wayne Ellington and allow him to join a playoff contender, league sources tell ESPN. Ellington is arriving with Tyler Johnson from Miami in the trade for Ryan Anderson.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2019
Could a trade be doable? Technically yes.
Sixers should try Korkmaz/Patton for Ellington. Would think Ellington is at least a slight upgrade over Korkmaz and Patton has no use here anymore with Boban/Bolden around.
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) February 6, 2019
Bryce Harper shaved. Deal soon?
Probably not, because baseball.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 6, 2019
Did he shave his beard so the Yankees would jump in? Did he want to look nice for his meeting with the Giants? Did he finally rid himself of an endangered species of birds that had until recently made their home in his facial hair?
Please make this end. The only thing killing baseball faster than the list of 100 things I’ve spitballed, it’s knowing that the top two free agents remain unsigned with only a week until full rosters report to Spring Training.