Markelle Fultz hasn't played in a game for the Sixers since Oct. 23.

It appears the No. 1 pick might be nearing his return.

Tuesday, the Sixers announced that Fultz has been cleared to begin the final stage of his "return-to-play" program, which includes a "gradual re-integration into team practices and training" and "additional conditioning work to support fitness readiness for gameplay.