Examinations of Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz’s proper shoulder will lengthen by means of Wednesday in New York and no determination on his subsequent steps is predicted until later within the week, league sources informed ESPN.
Fultz’s agent and lawyer, Raymond Brothers, knowledgeable the Sixers that Fultz would search additional opinions on his shoulder earlier than a return to the court docket — a choice that the group has left to Fultz and his representatives.
Fultz, the No. 1 general choose within the 2017 NBA draft, has misplaced the power to perform and comply with by means of on lengthy bounce photographs, and there is been inside and exterior debate about how a lot of this perplexing circumstance is bodily vs. psychological. Earlier than Fultz stepped away last week, it appeared that guard T.J. McConnell can be taking on a majority of Fultz’s minutes because the 76ers backup level guard.
In latest weeks, the Sixers stopped listening to commerce overtures on McConnell, sources stated, a mirrored image of the truth that the group is aware of it’s going to be leaning extra closely on McConnell now. McConnell generally is a free agent this summer time.
The Sixers proceed to anticipate that Fultz will return to the group and reclaim a job off the bench, sources stated.