Markelle Fultz out for National Basketball Association summer league with sprain

In his second National Basketball Association game, Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz was helped to the locker room with an apparent ankle injury.

The injury occurred as Fultz attempted to block Warriors rookie Jabari Brown from behind.

There's just too much positive happening in Philly right now for it to end before they even get off the ground. He was helped off the floor as an all-too familiar feeling of Deja Vu swarmed over Philadelphia, just as it has over and over again during the team's relentless attempt to realize the dream of "The Process".

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today that the team has signed rookie Markelle Fultz to a contract.

While the injury likely won't keep Fultz from playing when the regular season opens in the fall, it will cost him at least a few weeks of summer league action.

Fultz score eight points in 15 minutes before injuring his ankle Sunday night.

Financial terms of Fultz's deal were not disclosed by the team, which pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics prior to the draft to allow Philadelphia to move up two spots to own the top pick for the second straight year.

Naturally, social media was abuzz after Fultz's injury.

"I'm a little bit punch-drunk with the injuries that we've had with our first players selected over the years, " 76ers head coach Brett Brown told ESPN during the telecast.

  • Stacy Allen