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Agent: Markelle Fultz expects to play again this season

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 18: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center on October 18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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76ers general manager Elton Brand said he was unsure whether Markelle Fultz would play again this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

His agent, Raymond Brothers, told me that his range of motion, there’s been improvement with his rehab and that Raymond Brothers and Markelle Fultz expect that he’s going to play again this season.

Fultz’s issues run so deep, it’s impossible to put much stock in Brothers’ statement. Maybe Fultz will play again this season. Maybe he won’t. Brothers saying he and Fultz expect the former No. 1 pick to return doesn’t at all persuade me.

The only thing I’m convinced of: Fultz and Philadelphia are on different pages. The 76ers say one thing. Fultz’s camp says another.

I’m sure both sides want Fultz healthy, confident and playing again. But they’re clearly disconnected in the process of reaching that point.