JJ Redick Calls Attention to Markelle Fultz's Shot ‘a Little Obsessive'

Have you seen the latest video of Markelle Fultz taking a shot at practice or during warmups prior to a Sixers game?

There's a good chance you have. That seems to be a very frequent topic of discussion among Sixers circles and not everyone is happy about it.

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What can you really make from video of a guy taking one or two shots in who-knows-what kind of circumstance? Tough to say.

JJ Redick, for one, wants the media to relax a little bit with all of it.

"It's annoying," Redick said at shootaround on Friday. "The guy is 19. He's working his ass off. I understand fans want to see his progress. This is maybe going to be a longer process than we all hoped for. And it may not be, he may be back on the court soon, I don't know. That's obviously not my thing."

"I don't get the coming in here every day to watch him shoot pull-up jumpers. That's a little obsessive."

The obsession from Sixers fans and the media over Fultz's shot and status stems in part to the lack of clarity around it all from the team.

The latest update on Friday didn't settle any of that.

"There's always a chance that he's going to be out there soon, and there's a chance that he's not going to play this year," Bryan Colangelo said Friday. "I can't answer that question because we don't know the answer to that."

Until we actually know an answer to those questions, it's hard to imagine the interest in how Fultz looks playing basketball to decrease.

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