Markelle Fultz Rumors

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Markelle Fultz
Markelle Fultz
Position: G
Born: 05/29/98
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $12,288,697
NBA star Markelle Fultz is taking Wakanda Forever literally … he just got a foot-long image of the Black Panther tattooed on his thigh — and it’s AMAZING!! TMZ Sports has learned back in the summer, Fultz hit up “Ink Master” star Roly T-Rex about getting some ink done. And, with Chadwick Boseman’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement at its peak … the two got to thinking a “Black Panther” piece would be perfect.
The Orlando Magic need Markelle Fultz to take a leap if they’re going to keep up in the Eastern Conference. Sure, they could hang on to an 8-seed, but what does that really do for them? Jonathan Isaac is going to be out for most of the season, if not all of it. They don’t know what they’re getting out of Aaron Gordon. Nikola Vucevic puts up nice numbers, but they don’t lead to a ton. League sources say Evan Fournier is trying to find his way to a team like the Clippers, Suns or Nuggets.
League sources say the Magic are attempting to move up into the lottery; if they stay put, though, Maxey could potentially provide lottery value and immediately inject life as an energetic presence and hard-nosed defender. Though Markelle Fultz’s resurgence makes for a nice story, he’s still yet to prove he can reliably shoot the ball. Maxey is further along as a scorer off the dribble, which could push Fultz into his ideal role as a supercharged Shaun Livingston.
“We played Brooklyn the first game, and I was watching the film and I was saying, ‘We can really make some progress in these next couple of weeks.’ Then Jonathan (Isaac) went down and Michael Carter-Williams went down and Aaron Gordon went down. … It’s just part of this league. But I was really pleased with the way we practiced. “The injuries obviously impacted us, but I thought we hung in there. We played much better as time went on. In the playoff series, with the guys we had available, I was proud of how we played. And there’s things to build on. It was great for Markelle (Fultz) to play against Eric Bledsoe.”
While he didn’t get much playing time with the 76ers, Fultz remembers how much the playoffs differed from the regular season. “It’s totally different. Everything’s very intense,” he said. “You’ve got to play through more stuff. You’ve got another team that’s locked into you. They know everything you’re doing. You’ve got to learn everything the other team’s doing. Just the physicality and the atmosphere of playoff basketball is incredible.”