"It's pretty good, really," Fultz said when asked about the strength of his bothersome right shoulder. "I'm not all the way there, but I definitely have a lot more work to do. Even if I was 100 percent, I would still want to get better. The grind starts now, just to keep working and get better each and every day."
Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, was limited to 14 regular-season games as a rookie because of right shoulder soreness and a scapular muscle imbalance. He did flash some potential after returning from his 68-game absence, as he averaged 7.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds over his final 10 appearances.
The 19-year-old also became the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double when he registered 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Sixers' regular-season finale against the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Looking ahead, Fultz said he'll be willing to suit up for the Sixers' NBA Summer League team if the front office believes it's in his best interest.
"That's something me and coach and them haven't discussed yet, but my biggest goal this year is just to improve in any way I can, really," he said. "So if that's what we all feel like is best for me, I'm for sure looking forward to doing it."