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While speaking to reporters Friday morning, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo said there is a chance rookie point guard Markelle Fultz might not play again this season.
Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, has been sidelined since Oct. 25 due to scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 9, 2018
Colangelo says Fultz’s current range is “within the paint,” implying that Fultz still can’t shoot jumpers comfortably — adding yet another twist to this eerie saga.
Fultz was averaging 6.0 points while shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from the free throw line before the team decided to shut him down.
Since returning from Kentucky where he was conducting his rehabilitation work, Fultz still hasn’t looked comfortable or confident in his shooting motion. Colangelo hinted that Fultz might have to completely rebuild the muscle memory in his shooting mechanics.