Fultz returns to lineup for 76ers
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 27, 2018 06:40 AM
FILE - PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 23: Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait at the post draft press conference on June 23, 2017 at the Sixers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant /NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz will return to the Philadelphia 76ers’ lineup on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time).
Coach Brett Brown made the surprise announcement before the Sixers’ game against Denver. Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 draft, will come off the bench.
Fultz played the 76ers’ first four games of the season but has been sidelined since.
Fultz was ruled out indefinitely in October with soreness and a scapular muscle imbalance in the shoulder. The team announced Dec. 9 (Dec. 10, PHL time) the soreness was gone, the imbalance had been resolved, and he was going to participate in “elevated on-court basketball activities.” Then on Jan. 2 (Jan. 3, PHL time), the team announced Fultz had been cleared to begin the final stage of his “return-to-play program.”
Fultz averaged 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his four games this season.