PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz will miss the next three games with soreness in his right shoulder.
Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, has had problems with his shoulder all season that have greatly affected his free-throw mechanics. Fultz’s form has been widely mocked as his shots clanked off the backboard.
Fultz is shooting 33 percent, 50 percent from the free-throw line and has not attempted a 3-point shot all season.
Fultz will miss Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and road games Saturday at Dallas and Monday at Houston.
The 6-foot-4 guard out of Houston is the latest in a string of 76ers’ first-round picks who missed time with injuries, joining Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel in recent years.
The Sixers gave Fultz a cortisone injection this month and said he will be evaluated again on Tuesday.
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