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NBA notes: 76ers to rest rookie Markelle Fultz for three games because of sore shoulder

NBA notes: 76ers to rest rookie Markelle Fultz for three games because of sore shoulder

Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz will miss the next three games because of soreness in his right shoulder.

Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, has had problems with his shoulder all season that have greatly affected his free-throw mechanics. Fultz's form has been widely mocked as his shots clanked off the backboard.

“I think that we all understand there were some things going on,” coach Brett Brown said. “I feel like it's a time where we can take a deep breath and help move him forward in a cleaner way.”

Fultz is shooting 33%, 50% from the free-throw line and has not attempted a three-point shot, all as a...

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