Update on 2017 1st Pick Overall Draft Pick Markelle Fultz, Predicted They Will Make the Playoffs

Markelle Fultz’ physical injury didn’t dampen his confidence

There were a lot of expectations for Markelle Fultz coming into the NBA. Being the number one pick has its incentives and together with it are expectations but the young guard is confident.
July 8 at NBA Summer League, after showing Sixers fans what to expect from him in the previous games he got into an injury which silenced the crowd as they nervously watched the gingerly walking Markell Fultz get up from a collision.
Still a lot of time ahead of the NBA season Markelle Fultz is reportedly back on a 100 percent and was feeling a lot better.

“Rehab’s going real great,”  “My ankle’s a lot better thanks to the training staff. I give big props to them, one of the best in the business. I’ve been jumping, shooting, everything like that, so I’m real healthy, so I’m happy.” Fultz 

Nothing to worry about for Sixers fans as their star rookie is back and confident and even announced that the Sixers will make it to the playoffs.
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Will Sixers be in the playoffs?




Watch: Sixer’s Can’t Catch a Break! Markelle Fultz is Out for the Whole Summer League

The number one overall draft pick of the NBA this season is down and out! Markelle Fultz suffered an injury in the 3rd quater of the summer leauge basketball game against the Warriors.
The Sixers believed so much in Markelle that they traded for him even before he became an NBA player. The Sixers management had their eyes set on Fultz who they believe would be able to take them to the promise land.
Fultz recently had a scary injury in front of the basketball crowd that worried the Sixers nation.
Reports says that the injury is not serious and he is expected to return to basketball activities soon and the Sixers are not taking any chances and will be shutting down the point guard for all games in the Summer league.

Thirty-six International Early Entry Candidates Withdraw from 2017 NBA Draft

Thirty-six international players who had declared as early entry candidates for the NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm have withdrawn. Two collegiate players who previously had declared as early entry candidates have withdrawn. There are 63 collegiate and 10 international prospects that remain early entry candidates.
The NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm will be held on Thursday, June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER                                               TEAM (COUNTRY*)

Ege Arar                                                  Galatasaray (Turkey)
Laurynas Beliauskas                               Neptunas (Lithuania)
Terrence Bieshaar                                   Joventut (Spain)
Laurynas Birutis                                     Vytautas (Lithuania)
Leo Cizmic                                              Sevilla (Spain)
Berkan Durmaz                                      Tofas (Turkey)
Martynas Echodas                                  Siauliai (Lithuania)
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot                           Levallois (France)
Aquiles Ferreira                                      Pinheiros (Brazil)
Diego Flaccadori                                    Trento (Italy)
Tolga Gecim                                          Banvit (Turkey)
Yoan Granvorka                                     Nancy (France)
Egemen Guven                                      Karsiyaka (Turkey)
Karlis Helmanis                                     RTU Riga (Latvia)
Aleksa Ilic                                             Buducnost (Montenegro)
Verners Kohs                                         GBA Sparta (Czech Republic)
Antonios Koniaris                                  PAOK (Greece)
Arnoldas Kulboka                                  Baunach (Germany)
Rodions Kurucs                                     Barcelona (Spain)
Axel Louissaint                                      Lugano (Switzerland)
Michail Lountzis                                    Panathinaikos (Greece)
Gytis Masiulis                                        Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Lovro Mazalin                                        Zadar (Croatia)
Regimantas Miniotas                              Vytautas (Lithuania)
Kostja Mushidi                                      Mega Leks (Serbia)
Margiris Normantas                               Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Elie Okobo                                             Pau Orthez (France)
Viny Okouo                                             Unicaja (Spain)
Ayberk Olmaz                                         Istanbul BSB (Turkey)
Lucas Pereira                                           Pinheiros (Brazil)
Martynas Sajus                                        Starogard (Poland)
Borisa Simanic                                        Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
Nik Slavica                                              Cibona (Croatia)
Berk Ugurlu                                            Fenerbahce (Turkey)
Kristupas Zemaitis                                 Vytautas (Lithuania)
Zou Yuchen                                             Bayi Fubang (China)

Here is the list of additional players from colleges who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER                                               SCHOOL

Darin Johnson                                        CSU-Northridge
Maverick Rowan                                    North Carolina State

Following is a list of players from colleges who remain early entry candidates for the NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER                                               SCHOOL

Edrice Adebayo                                      Kentucky
Jarrett Allen                                           Texas
Ike Anigbogu                                         UCLA
OG Anunoby                                         Indiana
Dwayne Bacon                                       Florida State
Lonzo Ball                                             UCLA
Jordan Bell                                             Oregon
James Blackmon Jr.                                Indiana
Antonio Blakeney                                   LSU
Tony Bradley                                         North Carolina
Isaiah Briscoe                                         Kentucky
Dillon Brooks                                         Oregon
Thomas Bryant                                      Indiana
Clandell Cetoute                                    Thiel College (PA)
John Collins                                           Wake Forest
Zach Collins                                           Gonzaga
Chance Comanche                                 Arizona
Tyler Dorsey                                          Oregon
PJ Dozier                                               South Carolina
Jawun Evans                                          Oklahoma State
Tony Farmer                                          Lee College (TX)
De’Aaron Fox                                        Kentucky
Markelle Fultz                                       Washington
Harry Giles                                            Duke
Isaac Humphries                                   Kentucky
Tre Hunter                                             Mt. San Jacinto College (CA)
Jonathan Isaac                                        Florida State
Frank Jackson                                        Duke
Josh Jackson                                          Kansas
Justin Jackson                                        North Carolina
Jaylen Johnson                                       Louisville
Ted Kapita                                             North Carolina State
Marcus Keene                                        Central Michigan
Luke Kennard                                        Duke
Kyle Kuzma                                           Utah
TJ Leaf                                                  UCLA
Tyler Lydon                                           Syracuse
Lauri Markkanen                                    Arizona
Eric Mika                                               BYU
Donovan Mitchell                                  Louisville
Malik Monk                                           Kentucky
Johnathan Motley                                   Baylor
Austin Nichols                                       Virginia
Semi Ojeleye                                          SMU
Cameron Oliver                                      Nevada
Justin Patton                                          Creighton
L.J. Peak                                                Georgetown
Ivan Rabb                                              California
Xavier Rathan-Mayes                          Florida State
Devin Robinson                                     Florida
Josh Robinson                                        Austin Peay
Kobi Simmons                                       Arizona
Dennis Smith Jr.                                     North Carolina State
Edmond Sumner                                    Xavier
Caleb Swanigan                                     Purdue
Jayson Tatum                                        Duke
Matt Taylor                                            New Mexico State
Trevor Thompson                                   Ohio State
Melo Trimble                                           Maryland
Craig Victor II                                          LSU
Antone Warren                                       Antelope Valley CC (CA)
Nigel Williams-Goss                               Gonzaga
D.J. Wilson                                               Michigan

Following is a list of international players who remain early entry candidates for the NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER                                               TEAM (COUNTRY*)

Simon Birgander                                    Clavijo (Spain)
Luka Bozic                                             Zagreb (Croatia)
Vlatko Cancar                                        Mega Leks (Serbia)
Wesley Alves Da Silva                           Paulistano (Brazil)
George de Paula                                     Paulistano (Brazil)
Isaiah Hartenstein                                  Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Jonathan Jeanne                                     Nancy (France)
Alpha Kaba                                            Mega Leks (Serbia)
Tidjan Keita                                           Cegep de Thetford (Canada)
Frank Ntilikina                                       Strasbourg (France)

*Country indicates where team plays, not country of players’ nationality