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2021 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Markelle Fultz almost had a breakout season before disaster struck

Markelle Fultz’s season embodies what the Orlando Magic’s 2021 season was. It began with optimism as the Magic got out to a fast start. Fultz was a catalyst for this, showing an advanced ability to control the game and get the ball to the right players. Through the first six games of the season, the Magic’s usually woeful offense sat 18th in the league. It was falling but far from the abjectly terrible unit the team would become on that end.
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Markelle Fultz: 10 things to know

The former No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 draft, Markelle Fultz is just 23 years old. Here’s a look at 10 things to know about Orlando’s young guard, his life and his NBA career. ***. From DC to Washington: Fultz was born May 29, 1998 in Upper Marlboro, Md....
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Magic guard Markelle Fultz saw his season end essentially before it began

This is the eighth in a series of player capsules from the Orlando Magic’s 2020-21 season:. Games: 8. Games started: 8. Per-game averages: 12.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.0 steal, 2.3 turnovers, 26.9 minutes. Shooting: 39.4% FG, 25.0% 3FG, 89.5% FT. Contract status: Fultz completed the final year of...
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Markelle Fultz recovering as Orlando Magic focus on future

Markelle Fultz has not been front and center for a long time. He has always been there for the Orlando Magic. During home games, he is on the bench, often talking to the assistant coaches during timeouts or hanging out on the bench as the game goes on. Markelle Fultz has pulled Cole Anthony aside on several occasions too during games and breaks.
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Magic Trade Rumors: Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac Considered Only Untouchables

As the March 25 NBA trade deadline nears, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports the Orlando Magic are open for business with only Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz considered untouchable in potential discussions. Orlando is 13-26, three games above last place in the Eastern Conference, and has few internal options...

Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac Are Magic’s Only ‘Untouchable’ Players

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Magic Consider Jonathan Isaac, Markelle Fultz As Their Only Untouchables

Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz are considered the only untouchable players on the roster of the Orlando Magic, according to rival executives. Both Isaac and Fultz are out for the season but are signed long-term. Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier have been made available, while Nikola Vucevic could also be...

Report: Magic granted $6.1M DPE for Markelle Fultz

The Orlando Magic have been granted a $6.1-million disabled player exception for Markelle Fultz, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. Fultz suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Jan. 6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers while driving to the rim. The former first overall pick was in the midst of a strong season, averaging 12.9 points, 5.4 assists, and 3.1 rebounds as the Magic's starting point guard.
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Magic's Markelle Fultz undergoes surgery to repair torn ACL

Magic guard Markelle Fultz, who suffered a torn left ACL earlier this month, underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair that tear, the team announced in a press release. The Magic confirmed in their announcement that Fultz will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season, as expected. His return next...

Dr. Neal ElAttrache repairs ACL of Magic guard Markelle Fultz

Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the torn anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee of Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz Jan. 20, the Orlando Sentinel reported Jan. 21. Mr. Fultz tore his ACL Jan. 6 during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mr. Fultz will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
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WATCH: Markelle Fultz has emotional response to DeMatha video

Former DeMatha Catholic star and current Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz said he was touched by a video put together by the current DeMatha team wishing him luck as he starts to rehab after suffering a torn ACL earlier this month. That injury ended his fourth NBA season after just eight games, with Fultz averaging career-best marks in points (12.9) and assists (5.4) per game.
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Markelle Fultz eager to tackle his latest rehab challenge

Markelle Fultz is a week removed from his season-ending knee injury. The young guard is ready to attack rehab and return better than ever. Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford was giving an answer on the media teleconference Tuesday, talking about some weighty issue before the team’s then-scheduled game against the Boston Celtics when suddenly something caught his attention.

Markelle Fultz Remains Faithful to the Grind

ORLANDO -- If you happen to speak with Markelle Fultz or gander at one of his social media profiles, you’ll likely hear or see the phrase “Faithful to the Grind” (F2G). For Fultz, those words are more than just a motto, they’re a lifestyle. Fultz’s work ethic helped him develop...
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Magic apply for disabled player exception for Markelle Fultz

Having already been granted a disabled player exception following Jonathan Isaac‘s season-ending ACL tear, the Magic have now applied for a second DPE in the wake of Markelle Fultz suffering the same injury, reports Josh Robbins of The Athletic. As we explained when the Magic were approved for their initial...

Markelle Fultz can bounce back from the torn ACL

It all runs together, when things are going bad, in ways that are embarrassing to say out loud. Markelle Fultz blew out his ACL. Dammit, he was doing so well. It is, each miserable concern a force multiplier upon all others, part of the baroque tragedy of being alive, or of it being Wednesday. This is a basketball column. Let’s explore that aspect.
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What comes next for Markelle Fultz after his ACL tear?

An ACL tear is the latest setback in the young but strange career of Markelle Fultz. What comes next for the young point guard?. On Dec. 27, Markelle Fultz played one of the best games of his still-young career. He took full advantage of the Wizards’ lackluster defense and scored a career-high 26 points while going 11-of-21 from the field and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. He scored on pull-up jumpers and on contested lay-ups, showcasing a similar skillset to the one of the previous season, albeit one that is now more refined. In his numerous drives, his abilities near the basket was evident — he showcased promising footwork and several different ways of finishing the drive once the help arrived. It was a heartening reminder of the player he was initially expected to be, which only makes what happened Wednesday night more tragic.