Shams Charania: Detroit Pistons rookie Killian Hayes has suffered a labral tear in his hip, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Hayes, the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft, sustained the injury on a drive to the basket in Milwaukee on Monday.
The injuries seem to be coming in spurts, with the Pistons losing rookie Killian Hayes to an apparent hip injury during Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. In the third quarter, Hayes was running to contest a fast-break layup and after planting his right leg awkwardly, he crumpled to the floor and immediately grabbed at his right hip and thigh area.
Hayes stayed on the court for a few minutes and was attended to by the team medical staff. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. "He's going to have an MRI (Tuesday) and we'll find out more," coach Dwane Casey said. "(The medical staff) thought it was a hip flexor but they weren't sure, so they're going to see."
The hope as an organization is that these early struggles would eventually translate to more steady performances in the second half of the season. Even then, you’re not expecting an All-Star talent to emerge all of a sudden, but you do want to see strides, a comfortability that can only be developed through more bumps and bruises. Whether it’s weeks or months until Hayes returns — it very well could just be days — he’ll return searching for that solace on the court that could have been discovered during the time missed from injury. Hayes’ understanding of what he can and can’t do might have been more fleshed out. Any serious time missed could delay his rookie year timeline.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Blake Griffin (concussion protocol) is OUT tonight vs. #Celtics. Killian Hayes (sprained ankle) is questionable and Jahllil Okafor (ankle) is probable. #DFS
May 27, 2022 | 3:21 pm EDT Update
Jeff Goodman: Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi is expected to withdraw from the NBA Draft process and return to the Vols for this season, source told @Stadium. Averaged 13.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and shot 40 percent from 3 last season.
May 27, 2022 | 1:54 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Warriors guard Gary Payton II (elbow fracture) is expected to return in the NBA Finals, sources say. Here’s how soon: pic.twitter.com/6TaaQri0Wc
Ryan Ward: The Lakers will hold a draft workout with the following participants on Saturday, May 28: Collin Gillespie – Villanova Tyrese Martin – UConn Drew Peterson – USC Quenton Jackson – Texas A&M Keon Ellis – Alabama Cole Swider – Syracuse