Noah Levick: Shake Milton said he continues to deal with some left ankle soreness but “for the most part, I’m able to move on it OK” and that he’s feeling better. He called it an “annoying and tedious” rehab process.
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Noah Levick: Shake Milton is listed as out for the Sixers’ game tomorrow against the Suns with a left ankle sprain. Mike Scott (right knee swelling) is listed as probable.
Derek Bodner: Afternoon injury report: – Ben Simmons – Probable (left calf tightness) – Shake Milton – Probable (right knee hyperextension) Mike Scott and Terrance Ferguson remain out.
Jon Johnson: Ben Simmons, Shake Milton will play tonight
Jon Johnson: Shake Milton probable tonight. Trey Burke questionable(left calf). No word yet on Ben Simmons.
Jon Johnson: Ben Simmons questionable for tomorrow night. Al Horford out-planned. Shake Milton-doubtful.
Kyle Neubeck: Along with Ben Simmons, Shake Milton is out tonight and will be re-evaluated tomorrow,we’ll have an update on his availability then. Sixers say he participated in parts of team walkthrough today
Kyle Neubeck: Shake Milton underwent testing today and will be listed as out through Philadelphia’s upcoming west coast trip with a bone bruise and mild knee sprain in his left knee, I’m told. He will be re-evaluated following the trip, which concludes in Denver on 11/8.
Keith Pompey: Marial Shayok (knee) and Norvel Pelle (ankle) both practiced today and is listed as day-to-day. Shake Milton (ankle) didn’t practice and will miss Wedenesday’s game.
Derek Bodner: Shake Milton says he’ll be a full go for training camp and can play 5-on-5, but will have his workload limited and monitored.
Rookie guard Shake Milton suffered a spondylolysis (stress fracture) in his back during this year’s pre-draft process. He is proceeding with a rehabilitation program and will not participate in NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Milton will be re-evaluated in approximately three weeks.
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Chema de Lucas: Mike James will play with the Brooklyn Nets until the end of the season. Immediate incorporation. Nets interest in the CSKA Moscow player was first reported by @Eurohoopsnet.
Reigning EuroLeague scoring champion Mike James has emerged as a candidate to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, Eurohoops has learned via a source. James was suspended indefinitely by CSKA Moscow in late March following an incident with team head coach Dimitris Itoudis and has headed back to his native United States. UPDATE: He will join the Nets, according to Chema de Lucas.
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed forward Yuta Watanabe (YOU-tuh wah-tuh-NAH-bay) to a standard NBA contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Watanabe, 6-foot-9, 205 pounds, is averaging 4.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 13.4 minutes in 39 games (one start) as a two-way player with the Raptors this season. He is shooting .448 (56-125) from the field, including .400 (24-40) from three-point range, and has scored in double figures six times. Watanabe recorded a career-high 21 points Apr. 16 vs. Orlando.
Hasheem Thabeet is looking to make an NBA comeback, his agent Jerry Dianis told me on Saturday. The 7’3″ big-man just won MVP honors while playing in Taiwan for the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers. “Bottom line Hasheem Thabeet was given a opportunity, and he killed it,” Dianis told me. “MVP performance with career highs in points, rebounds, minutes played, assists and steals. Thabeet averaged 18.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.
To gauge who are the top international players, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including 10executives and five scouts. Each talent evaluator was asked to list his top five international players. The criteria included any player pro player not in the NBA right now. Some of the talent evaluators prioritized former NBA players and older veterans who are having an immediate impact on their team overseas. Others placed a higher value on younger prospects who are likely to come to the NBA in upcoming drafts. 1. Nikola Mirotic (Barcelona): The 30-year-old forward is shooting an astounding 59.7 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from beyond the arc while scoring 15.9 points per game. “He’s the guy that’s been most productive in the NBA, and someone you can put in an NBA game right now if you had to,” one NBA executive told HoopsHype.
2. Josh Giddey (Adelaide 36ers): “He has great size and excellent court vision,” an NBAexecutive told HoopsHype. “He sees the floor so well, and he’s probably too unselfish at times. His shooting will need a lot of work. He needs to become a consistent threat from three and he needs to improve at the line, but he’s playing in a tough league at a young age and he’s having success.”
3. Vasilije Micic (Anadolu Efes): The 6-foot-5 Serbian guard has his draft rights retained currently by the Thunder. While some have speculated he could make the jump to the NBA, his agent, Misko Raznatovic, denied having talks with any clubs for next season at this time. Still, Micic has drawn the attention of NBA teams with his play. “He’s almost an elite passer,” one NBAscout told HoopsHype. “He’s a good shooter, both on and off the dribble. He’s not athletic but has enough strength after his first step to get at the rim once he gets a runway. He’s very smart. His basketball IQ is off the charts.”