Bayless (wrist) is expected to be cleared for full contact drills in about a month, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
This is great news for Bayless, as it looks as though he will have plenty of time to return to form before training camp starts up again. With any offseason moves the 76ers decide to make pending, Bayless, who will be on the second year of his three-year deal with the 76ers, is expected to take on the role of being former No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons' primary backup at point guard next season, but Bayless will likely, given his outside shooting ability, play off the ball alongside Simmons as well.
It sounds like Bayless is well on his way to being back to full strength by the time training camp rolls around, but the 76ers closed the door on a potential return to the court this season long ago. The veteran point guard recently had his cast removed from his surgically repaired left wrist, and said he expects to be back to 100 percent in about a month. Bayless will enter the second year of his three-year pact with the 76ers next season and will likely serve as the main backup to Ben Simmons, while also sharing the court with the No. 1 overall pick in an off-the-ball capacity.
Bayless (wrist) is expected to have his cast removed next week, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Bayless underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist in mid-December to address a torn ligament, and it now looks like he's ready to advance to the next phase of his rehab. The point guard is expected to be back to full strength by the start of training camp next fall and could end of challenging for the starting role if the 76ers determine Ben Simmons (foot) isn't ready to man the position right away.
Bayless had surgery on his left wrist Thursday to repair a torn ligament and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.
Bayless is expected to have his wrist completely immobilized for the next 12 weeks and will then have to go through the long and tedious rehabilitation process throughout the rest of the regular season and into the offseason. He can safely be dropped in season-long fantasy leagues, with the potential to add Sergio Rodriguez, who's now expected to take over as the team's starting point guard. Look for Rodriguez to continue to play big minutes, with T.J. McConnell also having an expanded role off the bench. Bayless' contract is locked in with the Sixers through the 2018-19 season, so he should be back next year as a member of the backcourt rotation.
Bayless (wrist) will remain out Wednesday against the Raptors.
The veteran continues to battle soreness in his left wrist, and at this point it's unclear if he's on any sort of trajectory to return in the near future. Surgery is reportedly an option, though Bayless is hopeful to avoid a procedure.
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