Magic coach Steve Clifford: Markelle Fultz likely is done for season

first_img Magic G Markelle Fultz: It excites me to have a coach that will push me to be better “I don’t think so,” Clifford said when asked if Markelle Fultz will play this season. “He’s still rehabbing his shoulder and he’s not even able to really do much on the floor yet. It’s a pretty significant shoulder injury.”I would say he’s starting to do a little bit, but it would be very difficult for him to get back this year.” Related News The Markelle Fultz experiment in Orlando likely will have to wait until next season.Magic coach Steve Clifford told SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday that Fultz probably won’t suit up for the team this season due to his injured shoulder. Fultz has been dealing with shoulder issues since the beginning of the season when he still was with the 76ers. He’s only played in 19 games this season and has averaged 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in that time.He was traded to the Magic on Feb. 7 in return for guard Jonathon Simmons, a protected first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. 🔊 @OrlandoMagic HC Steve Clifford joined @JaredSGreenberg & @bwood_33 and gave an update on Markelle Fultz— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) March 4, 2019When asked what exactly was going on with Fultz, Clifford said he wasn’t 100-percent sure, but said it was tissue build-up and that he needed a lot of physical therapy.last_img read more