Ho hum. Another week, another scathing controversy/conspiracy brewing about the Philadelphia 76ers.
What’s next? Are we a day away from 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil being found complicit in the JFK assassination? Is Brett Brown really DB Cooper? Is Joel Embiid’s success all a “Jacob’s Ladder” scenario that we’re experiencing during our last moments on our death bed?
For a yet unknown reason (be it the way the planets are aligned, the wind is blowing, or if a full moon is on the horizon) at the direction of his attorney Markelle Fultz is being pulled from all 76ers activity until he sees a shoulder specialist next week.
The strange, sad saga of Fultz has taken yet another strange, sad turn.
No practices. No games. Nothing until Fultz is seen by whatever hack specialist he’s being shoveled off to now.
Oddly enough, Fultz has said nothing about his health this season. He’s said on multiple occasions that he feels “good” and publicly bristled when ex-shooting coach Drew Hanlen said he wasn’t healthy.
Here he is on Nov. 6th saying how good his shot feels.
He had opportunity last night to say he was injured. He did not.
So what changed from then to now? How have we gone from a happy-go-lucky, yet struggling, Markelle Fultz to this:
Is he hurt? Is his shoulder still bothering him? Is he and his team peeved that Brett Brown gave his minutes to TJ McConnell last night?
Now is the time, 76ers, to finally come clean and tell us what you know about Fultz.
Is he hurt?
Was he injured in a BMX accident after he was drafted?
Why is he being sent to a shoulder specialist after assuring everyone he was healthy?
Why did he so publicly split with Drew Hanlen?
Is he upset with being benched for TJ McConnell?
How much of a say do the people around Markelle have on this decision?
All of these questions have been asked by the 76ers beat reporters. None of them have been answered.