Markelle Fultz
Markelle Fultz (Getty Images North America)

We’ve all seen it before. That pregame or post-practice video of Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz taking jump shots. That weird hitch he has and the slight pause before he actually releases the ball. It’s nice to see him working on fixing something he broke before suffering what is presumed to be a serious shoulder injury but it’s just progressed slower than most would have liked.

After the 76ers elected to stand pat at the trade deadline, president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo spoke to the media about the team. The main takeaway was the current timetable for the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and where he would go from here. And it doesn’t sound too promising.

Colangelo says Fultz could miss the remainder of the season or come back in a few days. But then he went on to explain Fultz’s current shooting range is ‘within the paint’ and he also needs to work on rebuilding the muscle memory in his jump shot. It’s safe to bet we might not see him for the rest of the year.

Derek Bodner of The Athletic shared some of Bryan Colangelo’s statements on Markelle Fultz.


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