76ers guard Markelle Fultz contradicts trainer, calls himself generally healthy
Markelle Fultz’s trainer, Drew Hanlen, tweeted (then deleted) that the 76ers guard still isn’t healthy.
But the 76ers have not listed Fultz as injured this season. He has started all their games despite continued shooting woes.
Is Fultz fully healthy or close to it?
Fultz is trying to thread the needle of not directly contradicting Hanlen while not defying the 76ers, who have not listed him as injured.
As we unfortunately know, Fultz isn’t that accurate.
Maybe Hanlen was just trying to protect Fultz, even if it meant fabricating or embellishing an injury. That wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, though it’s probably unhelpful considering the controversy it sparked.
Philadelphia playing Fultz through an injury would also be unhelpful. He just continues to look off.
Whether physical, mental or both, Fultz’s problems linger. It’s tough to address them when not everyone can even agree on their type.