Markelle Fultz reacts to ‘MVP’ chants he recently received in Orlando
Magic point guard Markelle Fultz seems to have his career on the path to revival. The former No. 1 overall pick has been playing great as of late. So great, in fact, that he received MVP chants from fans during Monday night’s matchup against the Nets.
“Oh, I heard it,” Fultz said with a smile, via Sports Illustrated. “It was dope.”
Fultz had a career-high 25 points in Monday’s game against the Nets. He scored seven straight during Brooklyn’s 15-1 run in the fourth quarter to secure a 101-89 victory.
Fultz was out of the league for quite a while due to injury. His shot was affected by a condition known as Thoracic outlet syndrome, which is an ailment that causes compression or irritation in the thoracic outlet — the area between the neck and upper chest. Now, however, Fultz is back in action, and he’s playing more like a No. 1 overall pick.
“I’m still the No. 1 pick,” the Magic guard said, via SI. “That will never change. But I took care of the injury. I can play freely. I can do what I want. I can do what I love most. Every game I’m improving. Every game I’m feeling better. It helps when you see the ball going in. That just makes it even better.”
To put Fultz’ revival into perspective, he played in just 33 games during his first two seasons. He’s already at 37 in this campaign, and he’s showing no signs of regression. The Maryland native is currently averaging a career-high 11.3 points on a career-best 45.6 percent shooting from the floor.
Fultz and the Magic have won four of their last five outings. They’ll look to build on that momentum in Friday night’s road game against the Suns.