Next steps on Sixers' Fultz not expected until later in week

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz is undergoing multiple exams on his injured shoulder in New York and the team isn't expected to update his status until later in the week, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fultz recently left the team to have his troublesome shoulder examined yet again. The second-year guard began the season as a starter but moved to the bench following the trade for swingman Jimmy Butler earlier this month.

His agent has denied a report that Fultz is seeking a trade. Pompey reported the Sixers are indeed considering the idea.

Sources told Amico Hoops on Sunday that the Cleveland Cavaliers are one team that has already talked to the Sixers about Fultz.

"Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, has lost the ability to carry out and follow through on long jump shots, and there has been internal and external debate about how much of this perplexing circumstance is physical versus mental," Wojnarowski reported.

Fultz is averaging 8.2 points and 3.1 assists this season, but shooting just 42 percent from the field, including 29 percent on 3-pointers. He is also just 21 of 37 on free throws.