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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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Coach Brett Brown said Markelle Fultz (shoulder) can still "impact an NBA game without having to shoot."
Reading between the lines here, the 76ers probably aren't going to ask Fultz to shoot the ball upon his return. Obviously there is still no timeline for Fultz to hit the court again this season, so his fantasy owners in re-draft leagues probably should have moved on already. Plus, his upside won't be very high even if he can make it back. Jan 17 - 3:19 PM

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76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Markelle Fultz is still dealing with discomfort in his right shoulder.

Brown also had an interesting response when a reporter asked if Fultz would need to be 100 percent healthy before taking the court, he simply responded: "I think what he needs to be is able to shoot a basketball." There's a video making the rounds on Twitter of Fultz getting some shots up at practice, and his jumper certainly looks awkward to say the least. There's a decent chance Fultz won't be taking the court this season, so he's not a great stash in most 12-team leagues.
Jan 14 - 2:33 PM

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers still don't know when Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will play.

The No. 1 pick will miss his 35th consecutive game on Thursday afternoon vs. Boston, though he has progressed to 5-on-5 work recently. "Every day, I come in and try to give it my all," Fultz said. "It’s good to be out there and have the chemistry with my teammates, again. Just be able to interact with them. Be a competitor again, which I am." There are some reports that he's eyeing a return on Jan. 15, and he could have some value if his shoulder issue is truly behind him.
Jan 11 - 10:07 AM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will remain on the sidelines for Thursday's game against the Celtics.

Fultz has recently been going through 5-on-5 work at practice, so while he won't be taking the court on Thursday in London, he might be able to get back out there for Philly's home game against the Raptors on January 15. That said, he wasn't playing very well prior to going down, and he might not have a spot in the starting five once he's back with how good Dario Saric has been lately, so it's tough to justify stashing him outside of deep leagues.
Jan 10 - 12:02 PM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) went through some 5-on-5 work at Sunday's practice.

This is a big step that would suggest Fultz is on the cusp of a return, and while it's unlikely he'll be able to get out there for the 76ers game in London on Thursday, it sounds like there's a chance he could be back out there for Philly's home game against Toronto on January 15. Fultz will likely be eased back into things, and it's unclear if he'll start, so he's more of a deep league stash right now.
Jan 7 - 2:12 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown said the team was designed with Markelle Fultz in mind.

"He completely connects the dots to what we don’t have," Brown added. The 76ers haven't been transparent at all during Fultz's rehab, but videos emerged of him getting up shots, floaters and layups this week and he's expected to be cleared for 5-on-5 soon. There's no timetable for Fultz to play, but hopefully we'll see him at some point in January. If his shoulder issue is truly behind him, he could give the 76ers a huge boost and help them turn things around.
Jan 4 - 9:38 AM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) has been cleared to begin the final stages of his return-to-play program.

Fultz will begin to ramp up his activities at practice and his conditioning work will increase, although the 76ers have still yet to provide an official timetable for his return. He does appear to be getting close, as he's progressed to going through 4-on-4 stuff, so getting through 5-on-5 work will be the next major development in this recovery process. T.J. McConnell and Jerryd Bayless' playing time will take a hit once Fultz is able to return to the rotation.
Jan 2 - 2:12 PM

Markelle Fultz (shoulder) is expected to increase his workload and is on the road trip this week.

This does look to be the big update on Fultz following the report he wasn't feeling soreness in his shoulder back on Dec. 9. The 76ers were criticized for allowing Fultz to play through this injury and you've probably seen him shoot free throws, so they won't be in a rush to bring him back. He's still more of a luxury stash in standard leagues while Dario Saric, T.J. McConnell and Jerryd Bayless continue to benefit.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 05:59:00 PM

The Sixers announced on Saturday that team physicians will reevaluate Markelle Fultz (shoulder) and gauge his readiness to return in approximately three weeks.

The Sixers confirmed that Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and that the scapular muscle imbalance is resolved. According to the team, he will continue ongoing physical therapy and maintenance, while participating in increased strength and conditioning training and elevated on-court basketball activities. While it makes sense for the Sixers to err on the side of caution, this update is a bummer for those fantasy owners that were hoping to get Fultz back soon. It now appears we won't see him in game action until early January.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Markelle Fultz (shoulder) is "progressing well" and that the soreness in Fultz's shoulder is "completely gone."

"Surface level, I would say that he's progressing well," Colangelo said Thursday night. "He continues to focus on the PT and strength and conditioning aspect of the return. The good news is the soreness is completely gone and the muscle imbalance is gone." When discussing a possible return date, Colangelo later added: "There still is no timeline on his return. But we anticipate that the end is near and he is doing really well." We are expecting a formal update on Fultz via the team PR department on Friday.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Coach Brett Brown said Markelle Fultz (shoulder) didn't do much in practice on Wednesday.

Additionally, Brown said he's barely even thought of how he will work in Fultz for ball-handling responsibilities. In other words, the 76ers are probably going to be taking it very easy on Fultz this year. If you're stashing him, you may want to lower your expectations. Dario Saric, T.J. McConnell and the other rotation guys should continue to benefit for the foreseeable future.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Coach Brett Brown said Markelle Fultz (shoulder) is making progress, but that the Sixers will not rush him back.

Fultz is currently in Kentucky receiving physical therapy on his shoulder. "He’s not there yet. He’s just not there yet. Everything is moving forward, but it’s not anything that we’re going to rush," said Brown. "There needs to be a tremendous confidence level that he has and a health-related confidence that our medical people have. As far as a timeline of what that all means, we don’t know. But I can tell you his heart is in the right place. His work ethic is great."
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Markelle Fultz is rehabilitating his right shoulder at the Shoulder Center of Kentucky in Lexington.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fultz arrived on Wednesday and "will partake in physical therapy" for a couple of days under the supervision of surgeon Ben Kibler. He'll be back in Philly this weekend, but will head to Kentucky in the next week or two for another evaluation -- that's when his owners can expect an update on his timetable. Fultz was the No. 1 pick for a reason, but hopefully he can get his shoulder right.
Source: Philly.com
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 09:55:00 AM

The 76ers announced on Sunday that Markelle Fultz will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

He had a checkup on Sunday and it went well, as the "soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving." The 76ers added that he will continue to progress towards full basketball activities, but his return to action hinges on how well his shoulder responds to an increased workload on the practice court. He's only worth owning in re-draft formats if you have an IR spot and can afford to be patient with him.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 01:06:00 PM

76ers' head coach Brett Brown said it's still unclear exactly when Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will be able to return to the court.

"The problem is the shoulder. The problem is the shot," said Brown. "We do not know [when he'll return]. Slowly we’re getting his shoulder stronger." Fultz is going to be re-evaluated sometime next week, but this quote from Brown hints that we shouldn't anticipate the No. 1 pick making it back to the court anytime soon. Dario Saric should continue to start in his absence with T.J. McConnell seeing extended minutes with the second unit. Fultz is only worth owning if you've got an IR-spot.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3Demetrius Jackson
4T.J. McConnell
5Jerryd Bayless
SG1J.J. Redick
2Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Dario Saric
2Trevor Booker
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson