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NBA Insider Provides Update On Potential Return For Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz warms up before a game.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to the game against Melbourne United at Wells Fargo Center on September 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Markelle Fultz has spent the majority of his young NBA career on the sidelines, but the potential-packed guard could finally be heading in the right direction.

The Philadelphia 76ers were without the former No. 1 overall pick for the majority of the 2o17 season, as an injury to his shoulder kept him off the hardwood.

Unfortunately his shoulder problems resurfaced for his second year and forced him to undergo further evaluation. It turned out that his his ailment was actually a case of thoracic outlet syndrome, which affects the movement and range of motion in the shoulder.

Fultz actually changed his shooting mechanics and free-throw routine in an effort to deal with the pain, yet it never really translated into positive results.

Although he left the team in December to rehab on his shoulder, the former Washington star is returning to the Sixers to continue his recovery.

According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Philadelphia observed his progress in California and is ready to have him rejoin the team's facility.

There is currently no timetable set for his return to the court.

Fultz was averaging only 8.2 points per contest in his 19 games of action.

Philadelphia sits in fourth place in the entire conference, but the return of Fultz could give Brett Brown another guard for his rotation.