76ers remain mum on status of Markelle Fultz

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2018

Thus far, number one overall pick Markelle Fultz's career has been a rollercoaster ride.

Markelle tried to play through the injury, and it showed in his shooting percentages, as Fultz only managed to shoot 33% from the field while taking nearly seven shots a game, and this was after shooting 41% from deep his lone year at Washington.

Here's a look at everything Colangelo had to say about Fultz.

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Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in last summer's draft, was declared free of shoulder pain almost two months ago, and back in early January he was cleared to begin the final stage of his return to play protocol.

President of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo previously mentioned the possibility of Markelle Fultz being out for the rest of the season and most recently cleared up his comments on the matter. "We don't know", he finally declared. "Everything within a certain range, it's lovely", said Colangelo. Colangelo basically said it will happen, without saying the exact words to really cause a stir. "Paint shots. Perimeter shots are where you kind of draw a line". "But anything instinctive going to the hole, talk about shot creation and what he's able to do just some of the rise ups, it's nice to see".

The rookie guard, now out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, could be back soon. Fultz has missed 47 consecutive games since October dealing with a shoulder issue, and the media's only access to the rookie guard has been via videos of him shooting at the end of practice and through access to Sixers coach Brett Brown, who's been forced to take the brunt of the questioning all season.

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