Scoop Jardine Rumors
Former Syracuse star Scoop Jardine has been practicing with the Cavaliers summer league team in Las Vegas, but Cavs say no decision has been made as to whether he’ll be added to their roster. The Cavs, who are short-handed because Kevin Jones and Chris Quinn have concussions, don’t play again until Thursday
“It all depends on me,” says Scoop, ” if I’m ready to play right away I’m going to do the training camp with the team, I think that’s about a month. If I’m (not ready) I’m just going to rehab down there and work out with the team, whatever they want me to do.”
Scoop Jardine, who is still wheeling around with no pressure on his right foot, hopes to be able to start walking and swimming around the 22nd of August. He says there’s already been a lot of interest from NBA teams, including the Charlotte Bobcats who have invited him to their training camp.
In another development, Scoop Jardine, who broke a foot three days before the draft, will probably receive an invitation to come to training camp with the Charlotte Bobcats, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Jardine, who played high his high school ball at Neumann-Goretti, averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 assists as a senior with the Wildcats.
Rehab is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks, and he is hopeful to return in late August or early September. The injury will not allow him to play in the NBA summer leagues, which could have provided an opportunity for training-camp invitation.
Scoop Jardine’s timing could not have been worse. The former Neumann-Goretti and Syracuse guard was scheduled for surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles after breaking his right foot during a workout with the Utah Jazz last Friday, his final workout scheduled before Thursday’s NBA draft.