Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns is questionable to play tonight against Toronto with right knee inflammation, per the team. Jerryd Bayless is also questionable — right ankle contusion Taj Gibson, again, doubtful — calf strain
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Christopher Hine: Saunders wasn’t sure if Jerryd Bayless (toe) could play tomorrow. Also, Jared Terrell is nursing an injury at Iowa. Saunders said he’s never seen anything like the injury bug that has hit the Wolves at point guard.
Christopher Hine: Spoke to Jerryd Bayless, who’s been out recovering from a left knee injury. He said he’s hoping he’ll be ready to play in one-to-two weeks. “It hasn’t gone as quickly as I would’ve hoped, but we’re getting to the stage now that I’m getting closer. That feels good at least.”
Derek Bodner: Jerryd Bayless suffered a “sprain of the posterolateral corner in his left knee”. He’ll be re-evaluated in three to four weeks. #sixers
Jerryd Bayless’ target return date from a sore left wrist is Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The 76ers combo guard has missed his fourth consecutive game on Friday night with the injury.
Jerryd Bayless is expected to return from a bruised left wrist against the Utah Jazz Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jessica Camerato: Bayless (wrist), Fultz (shoulder), Stauskas (ankle) out tonight. Okafor (upper respiratory) doubtful.
Keith Pompey: Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) hopes to be back next week. #Sixers
Keith Pompey: Nik Stauskas, Jerryd Bayless and Markelle Fultz are out tonight vs. #GoldenStateWarriors.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers G Jerryd Bayless will be cleared for full contact drills in about a month.
Jessica Camerato: Jerryd Bayless to go to NYC tomorrow to have cast removed.
In other news, Jerryd Bayless (ligament tear in left wrist) is expected to have his cast removed next week. He should begin wrist therapy and rehabilitation at that point.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced that guard Jerryd Bayless underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, which will be immobilized for the next 12 weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “While it’s unfortunate Jerryd will miss the remainder of the season, we feel confident that today’s procedure will resolve his wrist injury and related discomfort,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “Jerryd is to be credited with his committed and professional approach in making every effort to avoid this outcome.”
Keith Pompey: #Sixers PG Jerryd Bayless is questionable for tonight’s game vs. the #MiamiHeat. He will go thru pregame and be reevaluated.
Jessica Camerato: Bayless said still no timetable for return.
Derek Bodner: The Philadelphia 76ers have assigned Jerryd Bayless to the Delaware 87ers as part of his rehabilitation from a left wrist injury.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Jerryd Bayless is likely to miss the first month of the regular season while he recovers from a torn ligament in his left wrist, sources told ESPN. The team announced last week that Bayless will not have surgery on his wrist, but did not put a timetable on the injury.
“It’s not doom and gloom,” Brett Brown told Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Ben (Simmons) is coming back in January. We are still trying to find information on Jerryd [Bayless]. Jahlil [Okafor] is still trying to touch the court in his first preseason game.” Simmons had surgery to repair the fracture on October 4th. January 3rd would be 13 weeks post-surgery, which is close to the 10-12 week timeline orthopedic surgeon Daniel Cuttica explained as a typical recovery timeline for Simmons’ injury.
While he wouldn’t go into detail, Bayless said last week’s MRI result weren’t good. One has to wonder if the free-agent acquisition has ligament damage to his wrist, and if so, to what extent. The Sixers are running more tests and trying to select the best healing option. When that’s the cause, one of the options is usually undergoing surgery. If that happens, Bayless could possibly be sidelined for weeks, if not months.
The point guard had an MRI on Wednesday, and the test results weren’t favorable. The Sixers have been hush on the details, saying that it will make announcement in the near future. Bayless said Thursday night that he wasn’t sure what was wrong. But … “It’s not the best right now,” Bayless said. Asked if he would miss the games at the start of the season, he responded “Yeah, I might.”
It appears that Jerryd Bayless’ left wrist is worse that the 76ers had originally expected. The point guard had an MRI on Wednesday, and the test results weren’t favorable. The Sixers have been hush on the details, saying that it will make announcement in the near future. Bayless said Thursday night that he wasn’t sure what was wrong. But … “It’s not the best right now,” Bayless said. Asked if he would miss the games at the start of the season, he responded “Yeah, I might.” Bayless missed his second preseason game Thursday with what the team has labeled as sore wrist.
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August 18, 2019 | 9:06 pm EDT Update
Entering his fifth season, Richardson was involved in a five-game playoff series loss two years ago against the Sixers. There have been many other, heated games with the two teams. His biggest perception of Philadelphia as an opposing player? “The fans, man,” Josh Richardson said during Saturday’s annual Sixers Summer Shore Tour at the PigDog Beach Bar BQ in Wildwood. “The first thing you think about is how hard the fans are to opposing players. It is tough playing against that and I am excited to play on the same side of those fans.”
In looking at his new team, Richardson noted something he thought he would never see, that he will be the smallest player in the starting lineup. The rest of the projected lineup is 6-10 point guard Ben Simmons, 6-9 small forward Tobias Harris, 6-10 power forward Al Horford and 7-2 center Joel Embiid. “I have never been that ever in my life,” Richardson said about being the smallest. “This will be interesting, looking up to my teammates, talking in huddles.”
Not surprisingly, his summer has been spent working overtime on all aspects of his game. “I’ve been grinding,” he said. Smith says he has benefited from extra summer work in the weight room. The Sixers list him at 199 pounds. He said he was about 205 the last time he was weighed before the summer and now says he is 212 pounds. He hopes to become a solid rotation player. “That is the goal,” he said. “Get in the rotation and play hard and do what I do and have fun.”
August 18, 2019 | 7:41 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Grizzlies are granting the Los Angeles Lakers permission to speak with Dwight Howard, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Ramona Shelburne: As @VeniceMase and I discussed the other day on @ESPNLosAngeles … Dwight Howard may have left town on bad terms with some in LA. But he always had a good relationship with Jeanie Buss. Remember, Jeanie and Phil tweeting at him during the recruiting process.