The bizarre Markelle Fultz saga in Philadelphia continues.
The No. 1 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft has averaged 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in four appearances this season, and has been out for the past month because of soreness in his right shoulder.
By now you know the story, he apparently changed his (not at all broken) jump shot during the summer, struggled mightily in 76ers training camp and looked uncomfortable or unwilling to shoot the ball, there were conflicting reports from the team and his agent about the existence or severity of a shoulder injury, he has been seen shooting left-handed in practice and was listed as out indefinitely.
Good news 76ers fans, there has been an update! Well sort of…
Sixers announce that No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz is 2-3 weeks away from another revaluation as he recovers from his shoulder problem. pic.twitter.com/YngA2TlrEw
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 19, 2017
Well there you have it, the 76ers youngest of their prized possessions (the other two look pretty good right now) may be able to return to the court and shoot with his right hand again in the coming weeks, or maybe not, we’ll see.
There is plenty to be excited about in Philadelphia right now, the team and all NBA fans are hoping there is an end to Fultz’s shoulder issues in the near future so we can see his flash some of that talent that led to him being the top pick in the NBA Draft.