Sixers’ Fultz to do more basketball activity on road trip

Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz will travel with the team on its upcoming West Coast road trip and is expected to do more basketball activities in practice.

On Dec. 7, the Sixers announced Fultz was no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and that the scapular muscle imbalance was gone as well.

Fultz has been sidelined since Oct. 25. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft was conducting his rehabilitation work at the Shoulder Center of Kentucky under the supervision of surgeon Ben Kibler, but has been back with the team since the start of December.

ESPN is reporting that there is still no timetable on an actual return date for Fultz.

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. He will continue ongoing physical therapy and maintenance, while participating in increased strength and conditioning training and elevated on-court basketball activities.