Basketball Wiretap

Malcolm Miller Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Jul 18, 2017 12:28 PM

Malcolm Miller underwent ankle arthroscopy for debridement after sustaining a sprained right ankle July 5 during an NBA Summer League practice in Las Vegas. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles. Miller is expected to miss the next 12 weeks. 

Miller, 6-foot-7, 210 pounds, signed the team’s first two-way contract July 9 after participating in the Toronto Raptors’ free agent camp June 15-16. He averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 29 games last season for Alba Berlin of the German Bundesliga.

In 2015-16, he averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 47 games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League and was second on the team with 84 made three-pointers.

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Markelle Fultz Out For Summer League With High Ankle Sprain

Jul 9, 2017 11:29 AM

Markelle Fultz suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's Summer League game.

Fultz was helped off the court after rolling his left ankle.

"We will treat him accordingly and be as cautious as we can, making sure he is healthy," 76ers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said. "We will know [more] once we get some treatment on him. I haven't heard anything [more]."

Fultz was attempting to block a drive in the third quarter when he jumped and landed on the heel of Jabari Brown.

Joel Embiid missed the first two seasons of his career while Ben Simmons missed his first season though he's expected to return for 17-18.

"I'm a little bit punch-drunk with the injuries that we've had with our first players selected over the years,'' said Brett Brown.

Fultz will miss the remainder of Summer League.


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Brandon Ingram Out For Summer League Due To Leg Cramps

Jul 8, 2017 4:01 PM

Brandon Ingram will miss the remainder of Summer League after sustaining cramps in his right leg in the Los Angeles Lakers opening game.

Ingram scored 26 points in the game against the Clippers.

Ingram is coming off an inconsistent rookie season.

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Justin Patton Undergoes Surgery On Broken Foot

Jul 4, 2017 5:06 PM

Justin Patton has undergone surgery for a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

Patton suffered the injury during a recent workout.

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Isaiah Thomas Unlikely To Undergo Surgery On Hip

Jul 3, 2017 8:41 PM

Isaiah Thomas is unlikely to undergo surgery on his hip this offseason.

Thomas was forced out of the Eastern Conference Finals with a torn labrum.

Probably the wrong guy to ask, (but) everything I’ve been told is that — everybody that I have talked to said it looked unlikely that they would need to,” said Brad Stevens.

Thomas will be a free agent in 2018.

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Jared Dudley Out 3-4 Months With Surgery On Toe

Jun 27, 2017 7:41 PM

Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure last Friday. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

Dudley is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 3-4 months.

Dudley averaged 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 64 appearances in 2016-17, his 10th NBA season, sixth with the Suns and first in his second tenure with the team. Dudley ranks third in franchise history by shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range and seventh with 514 three-point makes.

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Malik Monk Likely Out For Summer League With Sprained Left Ankle

Jun 27, 2017 11:19 AM

The Charlotte Hornets announced that Malik Monk will miss the Hornets Summer League Training Camp in Charlotte and is doubtful to participate in the team’s games at the Orlando Pro Summer League with a sprained left ankle suffered during the draft workout process.

Monk’s rehab is expected to last two to four weeks and he is expected to be ready to participate in training camp prior to the start of the regular season.

The 6-3 guard was selected 11th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Monk led the SEC in total points scored (754), three-pointers made (104) and three-point field goal percentage (.397, 104-of-262) during the 2016-17 season. In his lone season at Kentucky, he ranked second among NCAA freshman in scoring average (19.8), totaling 36 games with double-figure scoring, including 19 games of 20-or-more points and four games with 30-or-more. In his freshman season, the Lepanto, Ark. Native brought home 2016-17 All-American Second Team honors, the 2016-17 Jerry West Award, 2016-17 SEC Player of the Year, 2016-17 SEC Freshman of the Year, and 2016-17 All-SEC First Team honors.

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