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Markelle Fultz | Guard | #20

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 5/29/1998
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Washington
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (1) / PHI
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76ers coach Brett Brown said he hasn't considered sitting Markelle Fultz until his shoulder heals up.
"It’s not to the point where it’s affecting other parts of his game," Brown said. His shooting form looks rough, but his shoulder has a lot to do with it -- he's having trouble lifting his arm without discomfort. His 3-point shooting was a huge strength coming out of college, but he hasn't attempted a triple in five straight games if you include the preseason. While fantasy owners should be concerned, Philly fans shouldn't judge him at less than 100 percent. Oct 22 - 11:05 AM

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Markelle Fultz scored six points with one rebound, two assists and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He just hasn't looked comfortable at all. Whether it's the shoulder issue or just an adjustment to the NBA game, Fultz is way behind compared to his other high pick draftees. Worse yet, his free throw stroke looks like he hasn't shot a basketball in years, so he really needs to figure that out (video in link below). It could be a while before Fultz has reliable fantasy value.
Oct 21 - 10:25 PM

Markelle Fultz struggled against the Celtics on Friday, hitting just 2-of-9 shots for six points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He also played just 17 minutes, but at least he hit both of his free throws. Fultz is playing with a bad shoulder and it's impacting his shot, but he did say this week that it's making progress. Head coach Brett Brown said on Thursday that Fultz's role will grow soon and that he will spend more time with the first unit, so his fantasy owners just need to stash him patiently.
Oct 21 - 1:15 AM

Markelle Fultz said his shoulder is "getting close" to 100 percent.

He only played 18 minutes in his season debut on Wednesday with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block, but coach Brett Brown liked what he saw. "For his first NBA game, given the limited amount of practice time he has had and [being] in his backyard, I thought he was really good," Brown said. "He's elusive in his ability to change directions in a very fluid way." Brown also said after the game that he's going to slowly give him more minutes with the first unit, so his fantasy owners will need to be patient early on.
Oct 19 - 10:04 AM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) finished his NBA debut with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 18 minutes on Wednesday.

Fultz's shoulder impacted his shot during the preseason, and his form shooting free throws tonight was awkward at best. His upside is tremendous but Jerryd Bayless is starting at PG, for now at least, and Fultz's owners should sit tight while he gets up to speed in the NBA.
Oct 18 - 10:12 PM

Markelle Fultz will come off the bench in the Sixers' season opener, according to coach Brett Brown.

Brown cited the fact that Fultz didn't play much this preseason due to a sore right knee and right shoulder, the latter of which has impacted his shooting. Philly also wants more shooting on the court to create space for Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, and it looks like veteran PG Jerryd Bayless will get the nod on opening night. Fultz's time will come sooner than later, but patience is required.
Oct 15 - 12:00 PM

Markelle Fultz (right knee soreness, right shoulder soreness) will not play Friday vs. Miami.

No surprise here, as the Sixers have no reason to rush their rookie back into action. Stil, it has been a disconcerting preseason for Fultz. In the two games he appeared in, he was just 7-of-24 from the floor, including 0-of-3 from downtown and 2-of-5 from the free-throw line. It's unknown how much of his inefficiency was due to the shoulder issue. Fultz claimed it did not have an impact, but his form was clearly compromised. His upside is significant, but he's a bit of a risky pick in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Oct 13 - 12:32 PM

Markelle Fultz said he has "no clue" if he'll be available to play in Friday's preseason finale, but describing his sore right knee as a "day-to-day" issue.

"I’m not sure how it came about," Fultz said of his sore knee. "It’s just something that happened, and I realized it when I woke up at [in the middle of the] night. So it’s just what happened, and they made the best decision for me." If there are any doubts about Futlz' health, he'll be sitting out Friday's game, but neither the shoulder or knee injury figures to keep him on the sidelines for Philly's regular-season opener. He's still worthy of a mid-round target on draft day.
Oct 12 - 10:02 AM

Markelle Fultz (right knee soreness, right shoulder soreness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Nets.

Fultz was limited during Tuesday's practice, and there's zero incentive for Philly to risk him aggravating these minor ailments when the games don't matter, so it's not surprising at all to see him hit the sidelines. Fultz should be good to go once the regular season rolls around, and we'll be sure to track his progress closely. He's had a rather lackluster preseason run, so you can probably get him at a bit of a discount on draft day.
Oct 11 - 1:57 PM

Markelle Fultz (right knee soreness, right shoulder soreness) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's exhibition against the Nets.

Brett Brown indicated that Fultz likely absence from Wednesday's meaningless game is largely precautionary, and we doubt a sore knee or shoulder would impact his status for opening night. He hasn't had the most memorable preseason as he's been dealing with these various injuries, which has been causing his draft stock to dip a bit, but he's going to have a great opportunity to produce as one of the main faces of the rebuild in Philly. He makes sense as a late mid-round target.
Oct 10 - 2:43 PM

Coach Brett Brown said that he believes the injury to Markelle Fultz's shoulder "is affecting him more than he lets on."

After sitting out practice last Thursday and Friday's preseason game, Fultz played on Monday, but the results weren't overly encouraging, as he was 2-of-5 from the free-throw line. His form is distinctly different than during his freshman season at UW. Fultz has downplayed the shoulder soreness and told reporters it had no impact on his form or shot selection. Brown isn't buying it. "I think his shoulder is affecting him more than he lets on," Brown said. "You can tell with his free throw... But he’s been working on just trying to get that thing rehabilitated."
Oct 10 - 12:00 PM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. Boston and scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

The 76ers experimented with some new rotations tonight and brought Fultz off the bench, but he ran the offense a lot more in this game even when Ben Simmons was on the floor. His shooting has been a hot topic in the preseason so far and he didn't even take a 3-pointer and was 2-of-5 from the line. It's still early, but it looks like Fultz could struggle with his shooting percentages right out of the gate. The No. 1 pick will only get better and at least he's healthy again.
Oct 9 - 10:13 PM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will play on Monday vs. Boston.

He's going to come off the bench in this one, but coach Brett Brown is just experimenting with different lineups. He admitted that his shoulder bothered him a little bit in his preseason debut when he shot 2-of-13 from the field, but he returned to full practice on Sunday and is looking to redeem himself. "I am excited for him to go to Boston and start playing again, to see his performance there and to be able to use him in different environments, with Ben [Simmons] without Ben, pair up with some bigs, but I am excited to see him," 76ers coach Brett Brown said. All eyes will be on his shooting stroke tonight.
Oct 9 - 11:12 AM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) is probable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

After sitting out Friday's game, Fultz was a full participant at Sunday's practice and should be ready to roll. He's been struggling with his shot during the preseason after tweaking his mechanics over the summer, so we'll be watching him closely.
Oct 8 - 1:02 PM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

Despite being called probable due to soreness, the 76ers will hold out their No. 1 pick. Fultz was off to a slow start and it didn't help to see Ben Simmons dazzle the Wells Fargo Center crowd on Wednesday. While he is the top pick from the 2017 draft and arguably the most talented, Fultz probably shouldn't be the first rookie off the board in re-draft leagues.
Oct 6 - 5:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Markelle Fultz
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1J.J. Redick
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Amir Johnson
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor