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One of the biggest offseason stories surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers was Markelle Fultz and his workouts with trainer Drew Hanlen. Hanlen would periodically post videos on social media, and even proclaimed that Fultz would be an All-Star.
But apparently, their working relationship is over.
According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, citing league sources, the two parties are no longer on speaking terms, after a falling out that occurred about three weeks ago.
Markelle Fultz and Drew Hanlen are no longer working together or on speaking terms, according to league sources. No word on why the two parted ways, but their relationship deteriorated about three weeks ago. Prior to this falling out, Fultz spent the summer training with Hanlen.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 13, 2018
The hope would be that Fultz would be over the mysterious shooting issues that plagued him during his rookie season, but so far he has been virtually unwilling to shoot with any regularity.
He last attempted a 3-point shot back on Oct 30, going 0-of-2 in the game against Atlanta, and has made just four 3-pointers all season.
Entering Monday, Fultz was shooting 42.2 percent from the field and just 30.8 from beyond the arc and scoring 9.3 points, grabbing 3.9 rebounds and dishing out 3.4 assists per game in 24.3 minutes per game.
Hopefully this free-throw is not a result of his falling out with Hanlen.
This is worse than we have ever seen Fultz's free throw form look. pic.twitter.com/FhCYpNpd5b
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) November 13, 2018
Something definitely has happened to the player who was the No. 1 overall pick in the draft just one season ago. Not only did he have a tremendous college career, but he was also a very willing shooter and scorer in the NBA Summer League.