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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
Contract: view contract details

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Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation) will not play this week.
There were some rumors circulating that Fultz would be back on Friday, but those reports have been shot down. While the 76ers are "encouraged" by his progress, Fultz remains without a timetable to return and coach Brett Brown said the team hasn't decided if he will play this season. This has been one of the weirdest stories to follow in recent memory. Mar 15 - 10:14 AM

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Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation) is still not close to a return.

According to 76ers' Insider, Jon Johnson, "there is no plan for Fultz to return in the immediate future/next few games." It wouldn't be surprising at all to see Fultz sit out the remainder of his rookie season, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all re-draft formats.
Mar 6 - 3:03 PM

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

It seems more and more likely that we won't see Fultz take the court again this season, so he can be left on waivers in all re-draft leagues.
Feb 21 - 12:53 PM

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said on Friday that there is possibly that Markelle Fultz (shoulder) returns soon, but that "there is a chance" that Fultz will not play again this season.

Here is the full quote from Colangelo when asked about Fultz' availability: "There's always a chance that he's going to be out there soon, and there's a chance that he's not gonna play this year. I can't answer that question because we don't know the answer to that." Fultz's injury and rehab have been a mess since day one, and it doesn't appear there has been a substantial improvement over the last couple of weeks. Stay tuned for a further update. It seems safe to leave him on waivers in standard-sized re-draft leagues.
Feb 9 - 10:25 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Jerryd Bayless
5Demetrius Jackson
6Larry Drew II
SG1J.J. Redick
2Marco Belinelli
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
4James Young
PF1Dario Saric
2Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson