Agent changes story, says Fultz got cortisone shot in shoulder

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Markelle Fultz's agent corrected his earlier statement regarding his client's ailing shoulder, saying Tuesday night that Fultz didn't have fluid drained from the area.

Raymond Brothers, who represents Fultz, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the 2017 No. 1 pick received a cortisone shot to reduce discomfort.

"He had a cortisone shot on Oct. 5, which means fluid was put into his shoulder - not taken out," Brothers said. "My intention earlier was to let people know that he's been experiencing discomfort. We will continue to work with Bryan Colangelo and the medical staff."

Brothers said earlier Tuesday that Fultz had fluid drained from his shoulder before the season and was willingly playing through pain for the benefit of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers confirmed to Wojnarowski that Fultz's condition has improved since receiving the shot, and that second opinions on his shoulder have supported their initial treatment plan.

Fultz was a strong shooter in his lone season in college, but his injury, coupled with the Sixers' apparent efforts to reshape his shooting mechanics, have produced hideous results. He's almost exclusively driving to the rim, showing no confidence whatsoever in his jump shot, and is being ridiculed each time he's forced to try his very awkward free throws.

Agent changes story, says Fultz got cortisone shot in shoulder
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