2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis Cover Image
2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
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Ben Simmons Headshot

Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his foot.

Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team's 2016 Training Camp, and the MRI revealed the fracture. The team states that options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate. This is a huge blow to the Sixers and their number one overall pick, and will be waiting for a timetable to return.
1 hour ago
Elfrid Payton Headshot

Elfrid Payton (hip) did not practice on Friday.

Elfrid Payton was unable to practice Friday due to a hip flexor injury. Payton has been battling this injury for some time now and hopes to be ready for the season opener. He averaged 10.7 points, 6.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds a game last season.
4 hours ago
Aaron Gordon Headshot

Aaron Gordon (ankle) did some non-contact work in the Magic's practice on Friday.

Magic PF Aaron Gordon was able to do some non-contact work in practice Friday. Gordon has been battling an ankle injury and hopefully will be fine for the season opener.
4 hours ago
Ben Simmons Headshot

Ben Simmons will have a precautionary MRI on his ankle.

Scary news out of Philadelphia, first overall pick Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during a scrimmage Friday and will have "Precautionary" x-rays. This is bad news for the 76ers and Simmons because their season starts October 4th against the Celtics. Any x-ray this close to the season is a bad sign, whether it is "precautionary" or not.
5 hours ago
Jahlil Okafor Headshot

Jahlil Okafor said his knee is feeling ok.

76ers center, Jahlil Okafor said his knee is feeling "fine." Through the week he did some individual drills on the sides and didn't participate in any scrimmages. Good news on Friday that Okafor was able to scrimmage.
5 hours ago
Dwight Powell Headshot

Dwight Powell has dropped down to 245 pounds.

Head Coach Rick Carlisle has said that Powell has added 15 pounds of "useful weight" which should help him down low in the post. Powell signed a $37 million extension over the offseason and is expected to see regular playing time with the bigs.
8 hours ago
Kevin Garnett Headshot

Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue wants to add Kevin Garnett to the Cleveland coaching staff.

Lue has already informally extended an offer to recent Hall of Fame inductee, Allen Iverson, telling him to 'come coach with me.' Lue was an assistant coach for the Celtics when Garnett was in Boston so there is a history between the two. It now just all depends on whether Garnett wants to coach.
8 hours ago
Khris Middleton Headshot

Khris Middleton underwent successful surgery on his hamstring and is expected to miss six months.

The 25 year old Middleton suffered this injury during preseason workouts last week. He was coming off a great year for the Bucks, in which he averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals last season along with 3.8 rebounds in 79 games.
9 hours ago
Al Jefferson Headshot

Al Jefferson is prepared to be a reserve for the Pacers and a mentor to Myles Turner as he heads into the 2016-17 season.

Jefferson will be entering his 13th season in the NBA. With the new additions to the Pacer's, the team is looking for Turner to continue to improve off his season last year. Jefferson is one of the few players left that came straight out of high school, and both him and Turner have built a nice relationship in Indiana during this off season.
10 hours ago
Kristaps Porzingis Headshot

Coach Jeff Hornacek notices a significant improvement in Kristaps Porzingis' shooting.

Porzingis shot 42.1 percent during his rookie year, with 33.3 from 3-point range. Knick's coach Hornacek, a former shooting coach and player, likes the power Kristaps added over the off-season as well as developing an arch to his shot, which is tough for taller players to accomplish. During team scrimmages, Kristaps has been taking more three's, and developing a post game.
11 hours ago
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