The No. 1 overall pick has been changing his shot form.
Markelle Fultz has been working on his shooting form heading into his first NBA season.
The No. 1 overall pick showed off his new free-throw shot on Monday night, as the Sixers played the Celtics in a preseason game.
It looks…not great.
Fultz went 2 of 5 from the line shooting like this:
Biggest problem with Fultz free throw is that he starts it at shoulder height. Needs to start at waist level for rhythm and POWER pic.twitter.com/CExnUgao4r
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) October 9, 2017
That looks like the shooting form of a 7-footer who shoots 50 percent from the line.
It’s not exactly what you want from your No. 1 overall pick point guard.
Here’s what it looked like during his one season at Washington.
Here was Fultz’ form last year, which, I mean, there’s a hitch, but it’s not a sandbox of nightmares like the new one. pic.twitter.com/IuzTXWgH5e
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) October 10, 2017
It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly better than what he’s doing now. He shot 65 percent from the free-throw line that season.