Simons (hip) is available to play in Tuesday's summer league final against the Lakers.
Simons was ruled out of Monday's semifinal with a left hip contusion, but is apparently well enough to be available a day later. It's good news for the severity of the injury, as the Trail Blazers would be unwilling to risk playing their 2018 first-round pick if there was even the slightest cause for concern.
Simons has been ruled out of Monday's summer league semifinal against the Grizzlies with a left hip contusion.
The Blazers are likely being cautious with their first round draft pick in past year's draft, not wanting to risk anything in summer league. Simons was averaging 20.8 minutes per contest this summer, averaging 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in that time. His status for the championship game, should Portland advance, is unknown at this time.
Simons posted 20 points (6-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, an assist and a steal across 18 minutes in Thursday's 95-69 Summer League playoff win over the Hawks.
Portland took the youngster straight out of the IMG Academy with their first-round pick, and it obvious that the guard possesses a wealth of raw talent. He has certainly made his presence known in the Summer League, even though he's come off the bench in every contest. Portland has little need for his services in the short-term so it seems that a trip to the G-League is a likely scenario for Simons. There. he'll have time to develop and make an impact somewhere down the line.
Simons had 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) off the bench in Sunday's summer league win over the Hawks.
The rookie netted 11 points in his debut and followed up with another solid performance Sunday. The 24th pick in the 2018 draft, Simons is considered one of the more raw prospects in the class, but he has a high ceiling, long-term, and will likely be groomed in the G League for much of next season.
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