I didn’t make it over to Camden today because repair guys are at the house to fix my leaking roof.

Anyway, a large portion of Sixers media day was shared by the team, including Markelle Fultz’s eight-minute availability.

The biggest thing that jumped out to me was a question from the AP’s Dan Gelston about comments made this summer by trainer Drew Hanlen:

Gelston: Drew said this summer in a podcast that you had the yips, where you forgot how to shoot. That’s what he said. How does that happen – is it just the injury? Is there more to it? Confidence? How do you get that?

Fultz: Yeah, you know, I think it was a mis-term in words. But me and Drew have talked, and what happened last year was an injury. Let me get that straight. It was an injury that happened that didn’t allow me to go through a certain path that I needed to to shoot the ball. Just like any normal person, when you’re used to doing something the same way each and every day, and something happens, of course you’re going to start thinking about it. It’s just normal. So, of course I had that injury happen, and then people took certain things, of changing shots, and ran with it. But that didn’t affect me. That’s the reason I didn’t just come out last year and try to go against the media or whatever. I just was worried about getting healthy and getting back to what I do. That’s what I did this summer, so I’m happy.

For reference, the Hanlen quote comes from Daniel Schmidt’s “Talking Schmidt” podcast.

Hanlen said, in part:

With Markelle, obviously he has one of the most documented cases of kind of the yips of basketball in recent years, where he completely forgot how to shoot and had multiple hitches in his shot. So for me it was, hey listen, how can I get this kid that was number one in last year’s draft back rolling and get him to the point where he was before, if not better?

We’ve been working hard every day, working on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot. We’re way ahead of pace where I thought we were going to be, I thought it was going to take me at least six weeks before we had kind of a serviceable jump shot, and we’re already starting to shoot with a jump in week two.

Friday, Fultz also said that the majority of his summer workouts were three-a-days. He would do a workout in the morning, then shoot a bit before eating. After the second workout in the afternoon, he’d then decide whether to do a third workout based on how he was feeling.

He reiterated several times that he feels good and feels like he has his confidence back after an incredibly difficult rookie season.

Here’s the Hanlen pod if you care to listen. The “yips” part starts around the 16 minute mark: