Connect with us


Markelle Fultz thinks Magic’s system ‘is almost perfect for me’

Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz believes the system the Orlando Magic run “is almost perfect for me.”

Fultz isn’t going to play this season, as he’s still recovering from Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The Magic acquired the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Whenever he does play, though, Fultz thinks he’s going to thrive with the Magic.

“Pick-and-rolls are one of my favorite parts of the game, and as everyone knows, that’s the way that I played in college,’’ Fultz said, via John Denton of NBA.com. “I think (the Magic’s system) is almost perfect for me.

“I think I’m a versatile player, but with the screen-and-roll (system) and the players that we have here, I think it’s going to be very fun.”

Markelle 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.

Fultz was a star in his lone season at the University of Washington. The Magic can only hope the youngster regains his confidence and feel for the game in Orlando.

By all accounts, Fultz’s shoulder rehab is going right on schedule.

He’s back with the Magic after spending time in Los Angeles with a shoulder specialist.