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Markelle Fultz tweets reaction to Magic picking up his contract option

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The Orlando Magic exercised their fourth-year option on guard Markelle Fultz on Monday despite the former No. 1 overall pick not having played a game for the franchise yet.

Fultz is still recovering from Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The Magic acquired Fultz from the Philadelphia 76ers at the 2019 February trade deadline. The guard took to Twitter once he heard Orlando was picking up his fourth-year team option.

Magic officials have not disclosed a timeline for Markelle Fultz’s return, so we still don’t know when Fultz is going to play basketball again.

Fultz has career NBA averages of 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists 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 has only played in 33 NBA games due to scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder and Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

The Magic are hoping a change of scenery and reduced expectations will help Fultz find his game and confidence. The NBA community is rooting for Fultz. The start to his pro career has been one of the more bizarre stories in recent history.

Hopefully, the youngster plays for the Magic next season and flourishes. Orlando made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2012.