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Ian Begley

Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist early next week at the direction of his agent, Raymond Brothers.

Brothers confirmed to ESPN that Fultz will not participate in team practices or games until after the specialist has evaluated him.

Sixers coach Brett Brown and general manager Elton Brand said they weren’t aware of any issues with Fultz prior to Brand receiving a call from Brothers on Tuesday morning, saying that the 20-year-old guard would not be playing until at least next week.

“There’s nothing we saw medically that didn’t allow him to play,” Brand told reporters after the team practiced at its Camden, New Jersey, facility Tuesday afternoon. “He played last night. He played two days ago.

“Ever since Jimmy Butler came [last week] and [Fultz] wasn’t starting, I thought he played pretty well. I was proud of him the way he bounced back from a lot of things.”

Brand also seemed bemused as to why Fultz couldn’t have an appointment take

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