IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING.
After months of waiting, controversy, and rumors, Markelle Fultz will finally return to the Philadelphia 76ers lineup tonight, playing for the first time since the early games within the 2017-18 season.
The Sixers took to Twitter to make the announcement official.
Fultz has progressed well from his shoulder injury, especially in recent weeks, and reports surfaced this weekend that he was near playing.
Now, that day has finally come. According to reports, he'll be entering the game as Ben Simmons' backup, and will likely take minutes from young shooting guard Justin Anderson.
Fultz will come off the bench as Ben Simmons' backup. McConnell will move to an off-ball role. Justin Anderson isn't likely to play today. Brown said Fultz came in and told him he was ready.— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) March 26, 2018
This is what Sixers fans have been waiting for, and with the team officially in the playoffs, his return couldn't come at a better time. Having Fultz come off the bench will help relieve some pressure off the No. 1 overall pick, especially after such a long layoff. Much has been made about Fultz's shooting motion and training away from the team.
The man has been a walking question mark the entire season, but he'll finally provide some answers tonight.
Trust the process.