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Markelle Fultz | Guard | #7

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 5/29/1998
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Washington
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (1) / PHI
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Markelle Fultz (ankle) said that his rehab is going well and that he feels "a lot better."
Fultz badly sprained his ankle in Las Vegas back on July 8th and Sixers fans watched nervously as he had to be helped off the court. However, it appears he is on track to be a full participant in training camp. "Rehab’s going real great," said Fultz. "My ankle’s a lot better thanks to the training staff. I give big props to them, one of the best in the business. I’ve been jumping, shooting, everything like that, so I’m real healthy, so I’m happy." Fultz also predicted the Sixers would make the playoffs this season. Jul 29 - 9:45 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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Markelle Fultz (ankle) got shots up at practice on Friday.

That's a great sign after suffering a scary ankle sprain on July 8. Fultz was originally expected to miss 1-2 weeks back on July 9, so he appears to be right on schedule. Before his injury, he was spectacular in Utah Summer League with most of his production coming on the ball. With Ben Simmons expected to handle the rock and Joel Embiid likely to have one of the top usage rates among all NBA bigs, Fultz will need to be off the ball more to boost his scoring.
Jul 14 - 9:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Markelle Fultz (left ankle) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

X-rays came back negative and he's officially been diagnosed with a lateral ankle sprain, so this is great news for Philly considering he left the arena in a wheelchair on Saturday night. Fultz will miss the rest of Summer League, but he's expected to resume regular basketball activities in 1-2 weeks. Breathe, Philly.
Jul 9 - 1:58 PM

According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, Markelle Fultz (ankle) is "walking fine now."

The No. 1 overall pick was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain on Saturday, but now it's been downgraded to a regular sprain. Fultz also took to Twitter and to announce that he's fine. While this is obviously great news, he likely won't play again in Vegas. We'll have an update on his timetable when we know more, but his status for training camp shouldn't be in doubt.
Jul 9 - 12:45 PM

Markelle Fultz (left ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday and has a high ankle sprain.

The news of him being out was obvious and we still don't have a clear picture on his status going forward. Fultz left in a wheelchair with a towel over his head and the team said he was going to be treated. The good news is the team didn't say anything was broken following the X-ray and he was diagnosed with a sprain -- they didn't formally announce the results from the exam, though. He's almost certainly out for Tuesday and is probably going to get shut down after this scare.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 9 - 2:03 AM

Doctors at Thomas and Mack Center have diagnosed Markelle Fultz with a sprained left ankle.

This is probably the best possible news on the No. 1 pick. He had an X-ray, so this diagnosis means he probably didn't break any bones in his foot or at his ankle joint. Fultz is almost certainly going to miss at least one Las Vegas game and odds are he's out for the rest of the event. We'll pass along any other details as they become available.
Jul 9 - 12:16 AM

Markelle Fultz rolled his left ankle on Saturday night and went to the locker room to get X-rays.

He went up for a block on Jabari Brown and turned his ankle on the way up. Fultz was down for about 1-2 minutes and didn't put weight on his left leg as he was helped to the locker room. We should get word on his X-ray results later tonight, and he could also have an MRI. There's a very good chance the 76ers shut him down for Vegas, but hopefully there's nothing structurally wrong.
Jul 8 - 11:47 PM

Markelle Fultz, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Furkan Korkmaz, Alex Poythress and Kaleb Tarczewski will start against the Warriors on Saturday.

It's the last game of the day and it should be a good one. Fultz didn't play on Thursday in Utah, but he should get every opportunity to surpass his 23-point Wednesday game. It's early, but Fultz has certainly looked like the No. 1 pick to this point.
Jul 8 - 2:45 PM

Markelle Fultz will not play on Thursday.

He was really good in the first two games, averaging 20.5 points per game. He's been playing on the ball more than expected and isn't looking for his teammates too often, but that'll change at the next level in October. He is expected to play in Las Vegas this weekend.
Jul 6 - 5:24 PM

Markelle Fultz had 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting, five rebounds, five assists and six turnovers during Wednesday's 100-94 loss to Utah.

Fultz didn't have much help, as his teammates combined for 71 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot started and had 12 points, three assists and two rebounds, but nobody else who took the court for Philly tonight is likely to make the regular-season rotation.
Jul 5 - 11:19 PM

Markelle Fultz said he wants to be a leader for the 76ers.

"Coming in, being a point guard, I want to be a leader," Fultz said. "That’s my goal. That’s all I’m looking forward to." Fultz is going to have every opportunity to shine during his rookie year, and he could very realistically flirt with mid-round value playing in Brett Brown's uptempo system. Fultz probably won't be an elite assists guy with Ben Simmons running the offense, but his ability to rack up swats from the point guard position makes him a particularly intriguing prospect.
Jul 5 - 10:56 AM

Markelle Fultz shined in his Summer League debut on Monday, scoring 17 points with one assist, two rebounds, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

He played on and off the ball tonight, so the 76ers are preparing him to play alongside a ball-dominant player like Ben Simmons. He showcased his offensive arsenal with some nice runners and a sweet shooting stroke, but could've had a lot more assists but his teammates missed several open looks. He averaged 1.2 blocks as a freshman at Washington, so the three blocks tonight were no fluke. Fultz lived up to his billing as the No. 1 pick and will likely be the first rookie off the board in most fantasy drafts.
Jul 3 - 9:29 PM

The 76ers will use Larry Drew II and Markelle Fultz as their starting backcourt in summer league.

This is interesting because Drew II is more of a point guard and is just 6'2". A recent quote from general manager Bryan Colangelo said Fultz and Ben Simmons can be "a dynamic backcourt" next season, so maybe the 76ers are looking to groom the 2017 No. 1 pick off the ball. Fultz is obviously a player to watch next month and currently looks like a target in the middle of a fantasy draft.
Jun 30 - 3:12 PM

General manager Bryan Colangelo said Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz together could be "a dynamic backcourt."

That means the 76ers are seriously considering starting Simmons at the point and shifting Fultz over to shooting guard on offense. Of course, the 76ers did say they're considering other options, and it's a slight change off course after they were fairly emphatic about starting Simmons at PG before the Fultz selection. Regardless, Fultz should be looking at good minutes as he plays both on and off the ball.
Jun 24 - 6:11 PM

To absolutely no one's surprise, the Sixers made Washington point guard Markelle Fultz the overall No. 1 first pick in the NBA Draft.

The 76ers used Sam Hinkie assets to improve their pick from number five to three, then packaged that with a protected 2018 first-round pick to jump up to No. 1, via the Celtics. Coach Brett Brown should love Fultz’s defense and prototype body with his 6’10" wingspan, 6’6" frame and a 40-inch max vert. Fultz did a lot of work in pick-and-roll and came in at 88th percentile in the NCAA (per Synergy), so he’ll be running a lot of that with this squad. While there's no questioning his talent and he'll be looking at big minutes, along with a starting role, Fultz may not get many shots with usage monster Joel Embiid on board, along with guys like Dario Saric, Ben Simmons and Robert Covington. But at worst, Fultz is still shaping up to be worth a fantasy pick in the later part of the middle rounds in drafts this Fall, with the potential to improve his draft stock depending on how Summer League and training camp shake out.
Jun 22 - 7:41 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
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor