76ers guard Markelle Fultz out indefinitely

Terry Joseph
October 31, 2017

The Sixers' rookie will be reevaluated in three weeks, but it's another tough blow to the start of a promising career.

People close to Fultz, including his personal trainer, say Fultz changed his shot because of the discomfort in his shoulder.

Fultz does not have any structural damage in his ailing right shoulder but is dealing with soreness and muscle imbalance.

The original hope was that he was going to be able to play through it, but it has been rumored that he was altering his shooting motion to deal with the pain.

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) shoots over Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (5) and forward Jon Leuer (30) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena.

Fultz is averaging six points per game, shooting 33 percent from the field, and knocking down just 50 percent of his attempts from the free throw line this season.

The team announced Sunday that Markelle Fultz - the overall No. 1 pick in last June's draft - is out indefinitely with a right shoulder injury. There did appear to be a hitch in his shot during preseason games, but Fultz has never been a spectacular shooter.

The 76ers traded with the Boston Celtics to get the overall No. 1 pick and draft Fultz.

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