Scary sight for Sixers fan, #1 draft pick Markelle Fultz help off court during summer league (Footage inside)

July 9, 2017

 

Markelle Fultz attempted to block Golden State Warriors guard Jabari Brown’s shot and came down on Brown’s leg rolling his ankle in a Sixers 95-93 win. Fultz has attempted multiple blocks during Summer League, trying to shed his stigma of being a lax defender. He left the game and received an MRI on his ankle.

 

The initial diagnosis determined as a sprained ankle, as the game progressed. It could’ve been a promising Summer League turned catastrophic.

 

Given the team’s history with injuries to its first-round picks, Fultz clutching his ankle on the court added further angst and anxiety. Ben Simmons, during last season’s training camp, endured a foot injury that kept him out for the year. His anticipated debut was derailed before it came to fruition.

Fultz (eight points, two rebounds) attempting a recovery block during Summer League and putting his body on the line speaks to his effort and determination as a 19-year-old. During the play, guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot got clocked in the grille and suffered a lip laceration.

 

Luwawu-Cabarrot (seven points, three rebounds) had a difficult assignment with Patrick McCaw prior to his injury, but he tried to slash and finish repeatedly. Fultz followed suit, looking for his own shot more than creating at the point.

Prior to his injury, he showcased his halfcourt offense using creativity and offensive moves to attack.

 

Despite going just 3-of-12 from the floor, Fultz had more aggression and Summer reps never hurt. He left his perimeter shots short, for the most part, but Fultz offered some high-skill plays.

There was exceptional poise, balance and comfort when Fultz attempted the Dirk-like fadeaway. His cover was Damian Jones, one of Golden State’s rotational guys during the regular season and Fultz gave up north of four inches.

 

Luwawu-Cabarrot (seven points, three rebounds) had a difficult assignment with Patrick McCaw prior to his injury, but he tried to slash and finish repeatedly. Fultz followed suit, looking for his own shot more than creating at the point.

Prior to his injury, he showcased his halfcourt offense using creativity and offensive moves to attack.

 

Despite going just 3-of-12 from the floor, Fultz had more aggression and Summer reps never hurt. He left his perimeter shots short, for the most part, but Fultz offered some high-skill plays.

There was exceptional poise, balance and comfort when Fultz attempted the Dirk-like fadeaway. His cover was Damian Jones, one of Golden State’s rotational guys during the regular season and Fultz gave up north of four inches.

 

 

 

(Storty by: Libertyballers.com)

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