Markelle Fultz, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard from Washington who hasn’t played in a game since Oct. 23, will reportedly appear tonight against the Denver Nuggets.
From Derek Bodner of The Athletic:
Markelle Fultz will play tonight. #Sixers
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) March 26, 2018
ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz added more detail:
Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz will play tonight vs. Denver for the first time since October 23, according to coach Bret Brown. Fultz‘ role tonight will be as Ben Simmons’ backup. Brown expects Fultz to play approximately 14 minutes.
Fultz last played in a game in late October against the Detroit Pistons, where the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA draft scored just two points.
Philadelphia has 10 games left on its regular season slate, giving Fultz a short but still decent amount of time to get into basketball playing shape for the playoffs.