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Video: Markelle Fultz’s jumper appears to be improving

Markelle Fultz

Since the beginning of January, Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz has joined team activities and the media has briefly been able to watch the No. 1 overall pick. He is working on his jumper at the end of practice, during team shoot-around and pre-game warm-ups for the team’s game in Miami tonight.

Despite all the criticism regarding his shot and recurring shoulder problems that have kept him out of the lineup, his shot appears to be gradually improving.

On Tuesday evening before Philly’s contest on the road against the No. 8 seeded Miami Heat, Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer posted a series of videos to Twitter of the 19-year-old working on his shot with members of the team staff.

Each of the three videos uploaded by Pompey, which can be viewed below, show that Fultz’s shot looks like it’s getting more arc to it compared to previous video clips posted over the past two months.

Earlier this month, Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo said in an article written by Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com that Fultz was restricted to short-range shooting, but it appears as though that is already changing based on recent videos posted.

“It’s within the paint basically. Paint shots. Perimeter shots are where you kind of draw a line,” Colangelo said. “Anything instinctive, going to the hole. We talked about shot creation and some of the rise ups. It’s nice to see. It’s nice to see it coming along the way it is.”

Markelle Fultz

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Fultz has been limited to just four games this season in Sixers head coach Brett Brown’s lineup due to his shoulder and trouble with his shot. In those four games, the rookie out of the University of Washington has made just 9-of-27 (33.0 percent shooting) from the field with 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.