The pressure is off Markelle Fultz, for now. At least for the summer. With his question mark-filled rookie season over, now he’s got the summer months to hopefully regain full health (if he hasn’t already), figure out what that jumpshot should look like, and proceed as planned. We’re rooting for him. There have been rumblings that he might play in summer league. Tough to say what the right move is on that. For more on Fultz, here’s NBC Sports Philly reporting:

After being taken with the top overall selection in the 2017 draft, Fultz missed time throughout the summer and training camp with ankle and knee injuries.

Then came the much-publicized shoulder issue. Whether the guard changed his shooting motion because of the pain or his newfound shot mechanics caused the pain will forever be the chicken-and-egg debate among Sixers fans, but it ended up sidelining him for 68 games.

Fultz was able to finally return and play in 10 regular-season games before dipping his toe into the postseason waters. However, that was short-lived as he saw action in only the first three games of the Miami series and then took a seat on the bench.

You got all of that? Now factor in the 19-year-old had to navigate his way through all of it while hearing questions and criticism every day about whether the organization made a mistake drafting him.

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