Sixers' Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will remain out Thursday

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will not play Thursday against the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

According to Philly.com's Keith Pompey, the Sixers are citing shoulder rehabilitation as the reason for Fultz' absence. It's not much of an update, but it's looking more likely that they hold him out for the rest of the year. If he were to return at any point, it would mean fewer minutes for guys like Jerryd Bayless and Timothe Luwawu.

For the rest of the year, our models project Fultz to average 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 20 games and 19 minutes per game.