Fultz hasn't played since November 19 due to the ailment.
Philadelphia acquired forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott from the Los Angeles Clippers for its own lottery-protected 2020 first-round draft pick, Miami's 2021 unprotected first-round pick, Detroit's second-round choices in 2021 and 2023 and forward Wilson Chandler, forward Mike Muscala and rookie guard Landry Shamet.
Fultz's agent, Raymond Brothers, had told ESPN on Christmas Day that his client is progressing well in rehabilitation on his right shoulder and that he expects Fultz to return to the team this season.
"I remember him ... just being tough and a really tough guard, " Isaac recalled. Brown admitted that, in recent weeks, he'd begun to wonder if things would ever work out for Fultz in Philadelphia.
Bryce Harper prefers to play on West Coast
Bryce Harper met with the San Francisco Giants this week, adding a new wrinkle to his market - and perhaps an enticing one. The New York star said anytime a player like Harper can be added, it "is going to make them better".
The diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome is a concern for Orlando, but giving up a heavily protected pick, a second-rounder and the struggling Simmons minimises any risk.
Magic president of basketball operations, Jeff Weltman said, "We look forward to getting him in here, getting our arms around him, understanding everything he's dealing with and getting him through it". However long that takes, Weltman said, the Magic are committed to helping Fultz along his road to recovery.
Fultz was the consensus No. 1 pick by pundits everywhere ahead of the 2017 draft. The tournament MVP, of course, was Fultz, who was at his do-everything best as the squad's lead guard. "I feel for Markelle in the situation that he's been in and I'm glad that he's out of it". It's understandable Brown feels he never had the chance to coach Fultz either, considering he barely took the court. A shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the season. "He gets healthy, he'll be back to his old self, playing the game that he loves".