The University of Washington product only played 14 games for Philly this past season, and was the center of a controversy regarding an altered jump shot and a serious shoulder injury that confounded any and all observers.
Now, Fultz again is making headlines again thanks to reports that he won't be suiting up for the Sixers at NBA Summer League.
Markelle Fultz will not play in summer league. He's been working out in LA w Drew Hanlen. #Sixers have been in frequent contact w Fultz and feel his offseason development won't be defined by summer league participation. Sixers following a formal plan w Fultz's offseason training.— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) June 30, 2018
The team doesn't sound concerned about Fultz missing out. They're in constant contact with their former top-overall pick and will be keeping him on a tightly-regulated training schedule so as to leave nothing up to chance ahead of next season.
#Sixers guard Markelle Fultz will not play in Summer League, a team source tells PhillyVoice. Story to follow shortly.— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) June 30, 2018
The recovery of Fultz and his potential contribution to a Philly team on the rise will certainly be a topic to watch this coming season, especially with the anticipated departure of LeBron James from the Eastern Conference. If the young guard can even begin scratching the surface of what he's really capable of based on his talent, the 76ers stand to make a ton of noise on the hardwood in 2018-19.