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Rockets' Amen Thompson: Out for 2-to-3 weeks
Thompson was diagnosed Saturday with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain following an MRI and is expected to be out for 2-to-3 weeks, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Thompson injured his ankle Friday in his Las Vegas Summer League debut against Portland, finishing the night with 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 28 minutes. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft will end up missing the remainder of NBA Summer League play due to the injury, but he should be back to 100 percent well in advance of training camp.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Suffers ankle injury
Thompson suffered an apparent left ankle injury during Friday's Summer League game against Portland and did not return.
Thompson landed awkwardly and immediately grabbed at his left ankle. He had a heavy limp on his way back to the locker room, putting his status for Houston's next game on July 9 in jeopardy. The good news is that he was very impressive in his 28 minutes of action, scoring 16 points with five assists, four rebounds, three steals, four blocks and one three-pointer.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Selected No. 4 by Rockets
Thompson was selected by Houston with the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft.
Thompson possesses elite athletic ability, with a quick first step and impressive vertical leap that will make him a constant driving threat at the NBA level. He's also shown to be a capable ball handler, as well as an above-average passer and defender during his time with the City Reapers in the Overtime Elite. Thompson averaged 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.4 steals across 28.2 minutes per game with the City Reapers and led the team to a league championship last season. The 6-foot-6, 214-pound wing will have a good chance to slide right into the starting lineup for the 2023-24 season at the small forward position as the newest addition to the Rockets' young core of Jalen Green, Jabari Smith and Alperen Sengun.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-7, 199 lbs|
|Birthplace: Oakland, CA|
|School: Overtime Elite|