The Philadelphia 76ers will learn more about Markelle Fultz's status this week, after he wraps up appointments with specialists to learn about the condition of his right shoulder. Barring a medical explanation for Fultz's difficulty shooting from the perimeter, the Sixers will have to figure out how to proceed with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft, who has yet to perform in the NBA like he did during his lone season at the University of Washington.
Philadelphia's deal for All-Star wing Jimmy Butler accelerated the team's timetable for competing in the Eastern Conference, and at this point Fultz doesn't appear capable of contributing to that goal. Before leaving the team to meet with specialists, Fultz was set to share time as a backup point guard with T.J. McConnell, leaving his role in doubt.
With the Sixers looking to win now while keeping an eye on potential cap flexibility this summer, what should their thinking be with regard to Fultz's future?