76ers guard Markelle Fultz will continue to see specialists into early next week, his agent said.
On Nov. 20, the agent, Raymond Brothers, told the 76ers that Fultz would not practice or play until he saw a shoulder specialist to address his lingering injury issue. Brothers originally said that Fultz would see a specialist on Monday in New York. Then the agent said Fultz would see multiple specialists in the early part of the week. Now Brothers has added that Fultz will see even more specialists next week.
Fultz played in 19 games this season with 15 starts. Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center marked the fifth straight game he has missed.
The first overall pick of the 2017 draft, Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists and is shooting 28.6 percent on three-pointers.
Sources have long said that his shooting woes were more mental than physical, something that Fultz has not confirmed. His agent's decision to see a specialist came one day after Sixers coach Brett Brown chose to play T.J. McConnell as the backup point guard in the second half against the Phoenix Suns instead of Fultz.