Markelle Fultz appears to still have the yips, or at the very least zero consistency in his shooting form and routine from the charity stripe.
After well-documented shooting issues last season, the first overall selection of the 2017 NBA Draft showed off a very ugly shot from the free-throw line in the Philadelphia 76ers’ game against the Miami Heat on Monday night.
And things only appear to be getting uglier on that front for Fultz.
During Friday night’s game against the Utah Jazz, Fultz had a free-throw routine that looked like a game of Hot Potato or Plinko. Look at this:
Markelle Fultz: still broken pic.twitter.com/hhef4FUHXc
— Justin Phan (@jphanned) November 17, 2018
Fultz went 2-of-4 at the line and is shooting 58% on free throws this season. This is clearly still “a thing” for Fultz and it’s hard to see that changing anytime soon.
But the Sixers — especially after adding Jimmy Butler — should be able to work through Fultz’s shooting issues on most nights, and were able to do just that with a 113-107 win over the Jazz on Friday.