HoopsHype Xavier Silas rumors

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Celtics camp cut Micah Downs was among eight players invited to attend training camp with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League. Downs is one of two affiliated players -- the other being Harvard 7-footer Brian Cusworth -- after attending camp with Boston. The Claws also invited familiar faces in forward Chris Wright, guard Xavier Silas, and guard Chamberlain “Champ” Oguchi, while guard Farnold Degand, guard DaQuan Brooks and guard Raheem Singleton all earned a spot at tryouts. ESPN.com

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Xavier Silas had successful facial surgery Saturday to fuse several sinus fractures after he was injured in Friday's summer-league finale in Orlando Silas took an elbow to the head from teammate Solomon Jones and also suffered a concussion. He went up to block a shot against Detroit and was hit. He fell into a row of chairs courtside. Philadelphia Inquirer

A spokesman said he had no further information on Silas' status. In a text message to teammate Evan Turner that Turner posted Sunday on Twitter, Silas wrote, "Feel better. Meds just having me sleeping a lot. Tell them I'm feeling stronger already. Tell em the young snake said that." Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Sixers’ Xavier Silas had successful facial surgery Saturday to fuse several sinus fractures after he was injured in Friday’s summer league finale in Orlando. Silas took an elbow to the head from teammate Solo Jones and also suffered a concussion. He went up to block a shot and was hit. He fell into a row of chairs courtside. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Keep that context in mind when watching the video below. In the Sixers' Friday game against the Detroit Pistons in Orlando, Silas attempted to guard the rim against a shot from a Pistons attacker. Unfortunately, he was inadvertently elbowed in the head by teammate Solo Jones. Silas went down with a concussion, and the Sixers initially feared a skull fracture (which made sense at the time, based on this screengrab of his head, via Guyism). Watch the video of the injury after the jump, if you're curious: Yahoo! Sports

Thankfully, Silas is now fine, as his teammate Evan Turner tweeted after a phone conversation with Silas on Friday afternoon. Concussions are serious business, of course, and the Sixers will continue to monitor Silas. The good news is that the Orlando Summer League is now over, which means that Silas won't miss any more opportunities to impress Sixers brass. Although, given his relationship with them, it's likely he had earned a spot in their training camp anyway. Yahoo! Sports

76ers shooting guard Xavier Silas left the second half of Friday's Orlando Summer League game with what appeared to be a head injury after he collided with several players and fell into a row of chairs that were courtside. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Virtus Bologna is looking for a 2-1 to add to the roster who will be replacing Petteri Koponen who flew to Khimki Moscow. Virtus' Bologna head coach is in Orlando for the NBA Summer League and is eyeing Xavier Silas. Sportando

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