HoopsHype Xavier Silas rumors

July 16, 2012 Updates

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

July 15, 2012 Updates

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

July 14, 2012 Updates
July 13, 2012 Updates

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

July 12, 2012 Updates

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

June 30, 2012 Updates
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April 24, 2012 Updates

The Sixers signed guard Xavier Silas for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Silas was previously a member of the Sixers NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, and becomes the 59th player called up this season from the D-League. Philadelphia Inquirer

January 17, 2012 Updates
December 7, 2011 Updates

Undrafted free agent Xavier Silas will attend training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers. After a successful stint in France, he’ll begin working out at the 76ers’ facility today. “I grew up watching the Sixers. I grew up watching Philly fans. I’m beyond honored to be a part of such a culture,” Silas told HOOPSWORLD. Silas was one of the leading scorers in the country last year with Northern Illinois, and he displayed his hard work and excellent attitude throughout the draft process. He has a legitimate shot at making Philadelphia’s roster because he’s the quintessential team player. HoopsWorld

September 16, 2011 Updates

French Team Gravelines-Dunkerque announced the departure of Osiris Eldridge and the arrival of rookie Xavier Silas. Eldridge was acquired last August from Pinar Karsiyaka but he did not impress the coaching staff in the few weeks spent with the team. Sportando

July 29, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Xavier Silas (@Xavier Silas) has overseas offers but likely won't sign. He'll wait out the work stoppage and attend the 76ers' training camp. Twitter

July 6, 2011 Updates

Players like Xavier Silas and Julyan Stone received invites from the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks respectively, but they know that the lockout continues to make things difficult. "Teams can't give me a 100 percent certainty because of the lockout, but once it's over I think I'll have options," said Stone. HoopsWorld

June 30, 2011 Updates

Xavier Silas: Just had a great call with the Philadelphia 76ers. Broke 10k yesterday. Vegas tomorrow. #God isnt good he is great. Twitter

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