Sixers' Fultz won't play in Summer League

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz won't play in Summer League.

Fultz will remain in Los Angeles and continue working with shooting coach Drew Hanlen.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft had a strange rookie season. He was sidelined most of the year with scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.

Fultz played in just seven games during the 2017-18 campaign, averaging 7.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 40.5 percent from the field.

Hanlen says Fultz had a case of the yips, which played a big part in his unorthodox shooting mechanics this past season.

"With Markelle, obviously he has one of the most documented cases of kind of the yips of basketball in recent years, where he completely forgot how to shoot and had multiple hitches in his shot,” Hanlen said. “So for me it was, ‘Hey listen, how can I get this kid that was No. 1 in last year’s draft back rolling and get him to the point where he was before, if not better?'

“We’ve been working hard every day, working on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot. We’re way ahead of pace where I thought we were going to be, I thought it was going to take me at least six weeks before we had kind of a serviceable jump shot, and we’re already starting to shoot with a jump in Week 2."