Earlier today, David Aldridge of the Athletic reported the following about Markelle Fultz:
At the direction of his attorney, Raymond Brothers, @MarkelleF is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist early next week. Per Brothers, Fultz will not participate in team practices or games until after the the specialist has had a chance to evaluate him.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) November 20, 2018
A couple hours went by before the team was finally able to address the report, but around 1:40 pm, Elton Brand answered questions from the media about the newest Fultz development.
Brand on Markelle’s timetable for return:
I don’t know what to expect, he played last night, he played a few nights ago. I thought he was playing well. After Monday we’ll figure out his plan.
Brand on how this affects roster construction:
I’m sure TJ is going to play a lot more minutes. He’s always prepared.
Brand on Aldridge’s “attorney” terminology:
I’m not sure, maybe it has to do with fees or something... agent fees or attorney fees.
Brand on Markelle changing his free throw approach and whether or not it had to do with shoulder pain:
I think he was just trying to figure out ways to put the ball in the basket.
Brand on whether there was any indication of injury to Markelle’s shoulder before the season:
Something that kept him medically of the court? No, not that we know of.
Brand appeared to be pretty frustrated by the situation. He didn’t offer too much information, continuing the Fultz/Brett Brown shtick of “well, no one’s ever 100%” when asked if Fultz had previously indicated any injury. The session was short, as you can see.