Top draft pick Markelle Fultz signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers

Top draft pick Markelle Fultz signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers

In his second National Basketball Association game, Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz was helped to the locker room with an apparent ankle injury.

There's just too much positive happening in Philly right now for it to end before they even get off the ground. He required stitches and did not return to the game.

In all liklihood, Fultz' injury will be minor, he will nurse the sprain and be ready to go in October.

For only the fourth time in team history, the Sixers have signed a number one overall draft pick.

Fultz, who recorded eight points in 15 minutes, landed on Golden State guard Jabari Brown's heel after he jumped while attempting to block Brown's drive. The Sixers nation reaction may be summed up in one tweet.

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Markelle Fultz and the 76ers have seemingly dodged a bullet. The 76ers are going to take no chances with the star rookie out of the University of Washington. Korkmaz also had 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals to round out his night.

Larry Drew II provided the heroics, draining the winning shot with just 8 seconds left.

And, while the playoffs are certainly a goal of both the front office and the coaching staff, that young talent takes precedence in Philadelphia's plans. As this will most likely have been the last time we see Fultz until the Pre-Season starts, fans will be clamoring to see more of the #1 pick on the court.

Markelle Fultz looked really good during his Summer League debut for the 76ers, driving to the lane on the first possession and scoring a basket against the Boston Celtics.

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