Markelle Fultz was the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, and he is currently on the Orlando Magic.
In 2020, he averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 assists per contest, but he got injured in 2021.
He returned this past season, and played in 18 games.
Fultz is still just 24-years-old, and I think the Los Angeles Lakers should try to trade for him.
The Lakers had a roster with a lot of big-name players last year, but they went just 33-49 and missed the NBA Playoffs.
Fultz is the perfect kind of player for them, because he likely does not have super high trade value, but his potential is sky-high.
The Magic have a lot of talented young players on their roster, and at some point it would make sense for them to pick out who is going to be part of their core.
Fultz very well could be part of their core.
However, I still think the Lakers should trade any picks that they can to acquire him.
For starters, he could help them right now.
They already have LeBron James and Anthony Davis, so they only need good role players.
Fultz was drafted with the first overall pick, because he has star potential.
Right now, he is just a role player that could turn into a very good player one day.
James is 37-years-old, so he is not going to be playing for another decade.
Fultz could turn into a core player for them once this era is over.
He would be the perfect mix of helping the team compete for titles right now, while also investing in the future of the franchise.