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Former No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz will be a full participant at Orlando Magic training camp after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury.
“We don’t have any restrictions in place (for Fultz) right now,” Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said, via the team’s website. “Obviously, he hasn’t been through this in a long timne and it’s new terrain, but for now there are no restrictions.”
Fultz is a 6-foot-4 guard and was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the top pick in 2017. But the shoulder injury has greatly hampered his pro career — something that resulted in the Sixers feeling comfortable enough to send him to the Magic at the February trade deadline.
Fultz was forced to sit for much of his rookie season, appearing in just 14 games. Things weren’t much better last season year, as he made just 19 appearances.
“It’s going great. I’m feeling really good. I’m happy. I’m blessed,” he said in March. “And as I’m going forward, I’m just sticking with the plan and just going through rehab.”
The Magic made the playoffs last season, their first under coach Steve Clifford, and lost in the first round to the eventual champion Toronto Raptors.