The 76ers decision for when Markelle Fultz is going to play, said Brett Brown on Saturday, is up to Markelle Fultz.
“It’s just something that when Markelle Fultz feels like he can go, like he really feels good about himself and his health, the shoulder, everything,” the Sixers coach said before Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Wells Fargo Center.
Brown added that Sixers medical staff would have to support his decision. But he made it clear that the first-overall pick’s return action is his decision.
“He knows he’s got a coaching staff and a team that will welcome him in when he says go,” Brown said.
Fultz missed his 68th consecutive game on Saturday night. He has been sidelined while working to regain his shooting touch. He’s returning out of time to play in the regular season. They only have 10 regular-season games remaining.