Markelle Fultz
    Markelle Fultz
    #20 | Markelle Fultz
    Out
    Date of Birth 5/29/1998
    Height, Weight 6'4", 200 lbs
    From Upper Marlboro, MD
    Experience Rookie
    Drafted 2017 - Rd 1 by PHI
    Salary $7,026,240
    2017-18 Season Career
    PPG
    6.0
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    RPG
    2.3
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    APG
    1.8
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 5/29/1998
    Height, Weight 6'4", 200 lbs
    From Upper Marlboro, MD
    Experience Rookie
    Drafted 2017 - Rd 1 by PHI
    Salary $7,026,240
    StatsLLCDec 9, 2:28p ET

    News

    76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and will be evaluated in three weeks, the team said Saturday. The 76ers said Fultz will elevate his on-court basketball activities in the interim.

    Impact

    Selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, Fultz has averaged 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds while playing in four games before being shut down on Oct. 29 due to soreness in his right shoulder and a scapular muscle imbalance. The 19-year-old was just 9 of 27 from the field and 6 of 12 from the free-throw line.

    RotowireDec 9, 10:08a ET

    News

    Fultz (shoulder) will remain out for at least three more weeks, John Schuhmann of NBA.com reports.

    Impact

    The Sixers released an update Saturday stating that Fultz is no longer dealing with any issues in his right shoulder, but they'll continue to bring him along slowly over the next few weeks. The plan is for Fultz to participate in physical therapy and strength and conditioning work, while increasing his on-court basketball activities. If all goes well, the rookie could make his return to action around the turn of the calendar. Fultz has not played in an NBA game since Oct. 23.

    RotowireDec 7, 5:02p ET

    News

    Fultz's (shoulder) soreness and muscle imbalance is gone, though there is still no timetable for a return, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

    Impact

    A report came out Wednesday noting that the rookie is still remaining limited with his basketball activity. But, this news seems to indicate Fultz may be ramping up his activity soon. A timetable likely will be established once Fultz goes through more than minimal basketball activity, though there's no word as to when that may be, either.

    RotowireDec 6, 12:23p ET

    News

    Fultz (shoulder) rejoined the Sixers on Wednesday, but took part in "minimal" basketball activity, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports

    Impact

    Fultz has been away from the team recently while rehabbing his shoulder in Kentucky, so this appears to be a small step in the right direction for an eventual return. However, the fact that he essentially isn't able to do anything on the court indicates it could be another few weeks before he's given the green light to return, so for now, it continues to be a situation to simply monitor. On Nov. 19 it was reported that Fultz would be reevaluated in 2-to-3 weeks and it's been a little over two weeks since then, so another update likely isn't far off.