Imagine dreaming the impossible dream for as long as you could remember. Then, on the precipice of realizing that dream, you’re thrust back down the mountain of hope into despair.
That’s what Philadelphia 76ers lottery pick Markelle Fultz situation must be feeling right now. Of course, in professional sports, it’s frowned upon to admit pain, whether physical, mental or emotional, but Fultz can’t front. I know the face of disappointment, and it is his.
According to GM Bryan Colangelo, Fultz might miss the entire season, or he could suit up tomorrow. Yeah, it don’t get much more vague than that.
Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo spoke to the media for the first time since December and spoke about the situation with rookie guard Markelle Fultz on Feb. 9, 2018. (2/9/18 By Zack Rosenblatt For NJ Advance Media)
"There's always a chance that he's going to be out there soon, and there's a chance that he's not going to play this year," Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo told reporters Friday. "I can't answer that question because we don't know the answer to that."
Colangelo says Fultz has been retooling his shot after seeking treatment for scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.
"He's retraining his shooting mechanics," Colangelo said. "He's retraining his muscle movement patterns. All those things. That's the part that's a little bit of an unknown for us and our medical team. There's no timeline, per se."
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Through four NBA appearances, the No. 1 overall pick didn't attempt a three-pointer, and all 27 of his field-goal attempts came within 16 feet of the rim, according to Basketball Reference.