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Markelle Fultz Shooting Form Update: In Peace

Giri Nathan Feb 08, 2019. 14 comments

Honestly, yes, let this poor soul go figure out his whole deal someplace warm, somewhere nobody’s watching the basketball, where there are no point guards and no Jimmy Butlers.

That’s a pathetic return for a first-overall pick in the abstract, but a respectable haul for this particular tortured one.

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