Cliff Alexander Rumors

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Trail Blazers rookie big man Cliff Alexander was inactive for Portland’s season opening win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night as he recovers from a left knee injury he suffered early in training camp. But he may be out for longer than expected, according to a report from Jay Allen of Fox Sports Radio. Alexander was initially expected to miss “a couple weeks” with a bone bruise, but may need surgery after a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on Tuesday revealed he had suffered a setback, according to Allen.
Reggie Brown, the agent for undrafted Kansas forward Cliff Alexander, in a very good story on SBNation on his winding path to the NBA after one season in Lawrence. Alexander had hoped to go late in the first round or early in the second, but would not agree to play overseas for a year in exchange for being selected. “I don’t speak up that often, but I felt I needed to clear the air. I wish someone had just asked me for clarification before everyone immediately jumped to negative assumptions. A couple people sometimes ruin it for everyone else. I’ve got no hard feelings, but I do see why some guys are more skeptical about opening up when this type of thing happens.”