The 6-foot-4 combo guard was scheduled to see a shoulder specialist on Monday, and The Athletic reported he has also been bothered by a right wrist injury that has messed with his already problematic shooting.
Fultz was number 1 overall pick of the 2017 National Basketball Association draft, but has battled injuries which kept him off the court for 69 games in his rookie season while recovering from an off-season injury. After a wild rookie year filled with controversy and injuries, the days of Fultz being a dominant point guard seem long gone. Last week, Fultz's agent denied that the 20-year-old guard would "prefer a fresh start with a new team".
In recent weeks, the Sixers stopped listening to trade overtures on McConnell, sources said, a reflection of the fact that the organization knows it'll be leaning more heavily on McConnell now.
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That gives Stevens plenty of time to think about his starting five, which he says will be ever-evolving throughout the season. The Celtics as a whole played pretty well on Monday night.
To this end Liberty Ballers has learned that there are those close to the situation who do not expect Fultz to play for the Philadelphia 76ers again. This season, Fultz has only made four three-pointers in 19 games. However, the sources claim that Fultz is open to a change if the Sixers were to make it happen. He also told ESPN last week that he has not requested a trade from the 76ers on behalf of his client.
The Markelle Fultz saga has taken a new turn. Since the trade, J.J. Redick moved into the starting lineup and Fultz's playing time dwindled to a season-low of seven minutes against the Phoenix Suns last Monday. If the Sixers don't sign him to an extension, he will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.