​Markelle Fultz has had a rough introduction to the NBA so far. Amid hushed pre-draft murmurs one year ago about his status, Fultz saw the ​Philadelphia 76ers trade up to select him No. 1 overall. But things didn't get better after that. 


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.

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.

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.