The Sixers may decide to continue playing Fultz if they feel he’s helping the team and the shoulder doesn’t get worse. Or they could decide to sit him after accepting the fact that the 19-year-old is hindered by the injury and will struggle until the shoulder gets better. As of this weekend, there hasn’t been any consideration given to sitting Fultz. “It’s not to the point where it’s affecting other parts of his game,” coach Brett Brown said.
Storyline: Markelle Fultz Injury
It took just three games in the 2017-18 NBA season for Sixers’ center Joel Embiid to miss his first game. After losing to the Boston Celtics on Friday night, Philadelphia is set to travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors on Saturday. Embiid will join the team on the trip, but will not play. The Sixers held him out of all 18 back-to-back games during his rookie season last year, and he’s still yet to be cleared to play in them this season. Embiid was clearly not fond of the decision, but understands the situation. “I’m not okay, but we have a plan in place and we have to follow it,” Embiid said after the loss to Boston.