NBA trade rumors: Cavs, 76ers have talked about Markelle Fultz deal

The Markelle Fultz saga has taken a new turn.

The Cavaliers have spoken to the 76ers regarding the availability of second-year guard, Amico Hoops reported Sunday, citing league sources.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Sixers are “considering trading Fultz,” though his agent has denied the rumors.

“I have given no indication to (Sixers general manager) Elton Brand or anyone else that Markelle would prefer to be traded,” Raymond Brothers told ESPN last week. “My focus is to get Markelle healthy. End of story.”

Fultz, 20, was selected by Philadelphia with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 draft but has battled injuries and shooting woes in his first two years. He has been nursing a shoulder injury and saw a specialist last week, though sources with knowledge of Fultz’s thinking told The Athletic he “would prefer a fresh start with a new team.”

He is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 19 games this season.

The Sixers (14-8) will next host the Knicks (7-14) at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday.