The first two seasons in the NBA for Markelle Fultz have been anything but memorable. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury has kept the former No. 1 overall pick from showcasing his skill on the hardwood.
After competing in only 14 games during his rookie season, Fultz dealt with thoracic outlet syndrome in his second year. It’s an injury that affects nerves between the neck and shoulder.
Due to his shoulder injury, Fultz had issues shooting jumpers from basically anywhere on the court. There was footage of him even tinkering with his form in the middle of last season.
Philadelphia decided to move on from Fultz before the trade deadline, shipping him to Orlando. Although he didn’t suit up in any games for his new team, it does appear that he’ll be ready to compete in some capacity next season.
Fultz is officially back in the gym working on his game as he prepares for the 2019-20 campaign.
His jump shot is still somewhat slow compared to his prior form, but the results are positive.
Check it out:
Markelle Fultz is back in the gym getting buckets 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 7, 2019
Orlando made the postseason in 2019 and is hoping to take build off its success.
Fultz should have the opportunity to prove doubters wrong in the near future. However, he’ll need to remain healthy and show he can be a threat on offense if he’s going to silence all his critics.