According to Sixers head coach Brett Brown, No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz will play tonight against the Denver Nuggets.

"Markelle Fultz will play tonight," an emotional Sixers coach Brett Brown said before tonight's game.

"It was his decision," Brown added.  "I give that credit, he will be with us tonight."

Fultz has played just four games all season due to an injured right shoulder, averaging just 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game .

Its been a long strange season for Sixers fans waiting for Fultz to return to the court. The only chance to see Fulz for the most part this season and been by watching twitter videos from Sixers beat writers, some summer league and preseason action, and the previously mentioned four games he appeared in earlier this season - until now.

"In this case, the recovery was a little longer than expected," Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo admitted before tonight's game.

"There is a lot of excitement about our situation right now," Colangelo added.

Brown said he will be Ben Simmons backup at the point guard position, and that Justin Anderson will not play.  T.J. McConnell will move over to accommodate Fultz's return.

To make room for Fultz, the Sixers announced that the team has waived guard-forward James Young.
Young signed a two-way contract with Philadelphia on Jan. 5 and played for both the 76ers and their G League affiliate, Delaware 87ers.
In six games with Philadelphia, Young averaged 2.8 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 10.2 minutes per game. During his time with Delaware, Young appeared in 19 games and averaged 19.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.