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Markelle Fultz says shoulder rehab is ‘going great’

Magic, Markelle Fultz

Orlando Magic point guard Markelle Fultz says his shoulder rehab is “going great.”

Fultz has returned to Orlando and will rehab his Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with the team after spending time in Los Angeles.

The 2017 No. 1 overall pick isn’t expected to play this season.

“It’s going great,” Fultz said, via Josh Robbins of The Athletic. “I’m feeling really good. I’m happy. I’m blessed. And as I’m going forward, I’m just sticking with the plan and just going through rehab.

“I’m just doing rehab and a little bit of stuff on court. But I’m just keeping it pretty basic, just sticking to the rehab part. I am doing a lot of conditioning, a lot of stuff on the court.”

The Magic acquired Fultz from the Philadelphia 76ers at the February trade deadline. The franchise is hoping a change of scenery and fresh start for the youngster will jump start his NBA career.

Fultz has career averages of 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 33 NBA games while shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 53.4 percent from the free-throw line. He dealt with scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder during his rookie season and then was diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome this year.