The Markelle Fultz conundrum continues on as the 20-year-old's struggles on the court have not ceased in the 2018-19 campaign. Now, Fultz is expected to sit out of all basketball activities until he meets with a shoulder specialist early next week, according to David Aldridge.
At the direction of his attorney, Raymond Brothers, @MarkelleF is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist early next week. Per Brothers, Fultz will not participate in team practices or games until after the the specialist has had a chance to evaluate him.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) November 20, 2018
Fultz's shooting woes have continued to plague him, as the former No.1 overall pick has made headlines for his awkward form and the constant alteration of his jump shot for the worse. After his latest series of laughable free-throw attempts, Fultz has taken advice from his agent, Raymond Brothers, and will sit out until he has been evaluated by the specialist.
The former University of Washington star has gotten off to a rocky start to his NBA career. He appeared in just 14 games last season due to a shoulder injury, and in the 19 games he's played this year, he has struggled. He's averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting at an uninspiring 41.9 percent clip.
If the brief absence can help Fultz clear his head and finally figure out what is wrong with his shoulder, it's amazing news for Sixers fans. His potential is enormous, but he has lacked confidence and looks lost in the NBA thus far.