Magic Pick up Markelle Fultz Option, Guaranteed $12 Million


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The Orlando Magic picked up Markelle Fultz’s 2020-21 option, guaranteeing him to make over $12 million next season.

Interesting move by Orlando, especially since Fultz hasn’t played a single game with the team.

He’s been out since November with a thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes pain and numbness in the shoulder and neck.

Fultz has played in a total of 33 games since being selected #1 overall in 2017 by the Philadelphia 76ers, where he forgot how to shoot a basketball.

He’s dealt with “shoulder” injuries since being drafted, and it seems it went to his head and got to him mentally.

Fultz still has no timetable for a return.

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