VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
No. 1 draft pick Fultz remains sidelined for 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Markelle Fultz remains sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Advertisement

Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick this year, rejoined the team this week following a rehab assignment in Kentucky but there is no timetable for his return. Fultz has been sidelined since late October with soreness and a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.

Fultz, out of Washington, is shooting 33 percent, 50 percent from the free-throw line and has not attempted a 3-point shot in four games this season, all as a reserve. Fultz had made the wrong kind of headlines in his brief tenure because of a quirky shooting form that has been widely mocked all season.

''The good news is, the soreness is completely gone,'' team president Bryan Colangelo said Thursday night. ''The muscle imbalance is gone. Now it's about retraining those muscles. It's also about getting in basketball condition, kind of reworking a lot of these mechanisms, muscular and otherwise. It's encouraging to see what we've seen.''

No one in the organization can pinpoint when Fultz's form went awry, though he's had soreness since the summer. Fultz also had at least one cortisone injection in October to treat the shoulder. He visited several specialists and no structural damage was found in the shoulder. He will continue to undergo physiotherapy treatment and was expected to soon resume shooting and other basketball activities.

The Sixers were expected to give a complete medical update Friday.

''We anticipate the end is near. He's doing really well,'' Colangelo said. ''It's frustrating that he's still not out here but this team has been winning and doing some other things that have taken the eye off the focus there.''

---

For more NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
· Knicks sign Trier to guaranteed deal
· Jordan explains his touch on G Monk
· Popular Bulls visit Mexico amid turmoil
· Ex-Kings exec admits to defrauding team
· Celtics' Horford to miss more games
· Phoenix council postpones vote on arena
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
5-0 L5, 20-8 L28 NBA Run
3-0 LN, 17-4 Totals, +1,752 TY
9-2 L11, 13-4 L17 Guarantees
5-0 L3 Days, 8-2 L10 G-Plays
25-11 L36 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 L2 Days, 3-0 L3 G-Plays
7-2 L9 Picks, 8-2 L10 Totals
27-15 L42, +1,345 This Year
13-4 L17 G-Plays, 7-3 L3 Days
6-3 Last 9 NBA G-Plays
10-5 L15 Guaranteed Plays
6-3 Last 9 NBA Totals
6-2 L8, 9-3 L12 Selections
5-1 Last 6 NBA Guarantees
6-3 Record Last 2 Days
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2018 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1752
Chip Chirimbes + 1743
Doc's Sports + 1345
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 958
Joe Nelson + 495
Matt Fargo + 381
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Pritchard 63 %
Kyle Hunter 60 %
Matt Fargo 59 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 954
Matt Fargo + 937
Scott Pritchard + 819
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1395
Scott Pritchard + 989
Antony Dinero + 556
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 1350
Antony Dinero + 688
Jimmy Boyd + 622
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership