Many had thought the great mystery that is Shaedon Sharpe would be solved by the Portland Trailblazers at pick seven in this past NBA Draft. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer.
According to a team statement, Sharpe went down in last night’s summer league game against the Pistons with a shoulder injury.
Sharpe was able to play most of the first quarter, in which he attempted two three-pointers and hit a mid-range jumper before his night was over.
Trailblazers Summer League coach Steve Hetzel said that there was no sign of injury when he subbed out Sharpe.
I didn’t see the injury exactly; I think he hit it on the floor,” Hetzel told Yahoo Sports. “Walking off the court at halftime, he said he felt good, but we want to be cautious with all our players, so we’re going to do our due diligence and figure it out.”
Hetzel also noted that he has been most impressive in practices as a player and a teammate.
“He’s been impressive in practice,” Hetzel said. “He has a ton of talent and an easy, smooth way about him. He defends, he listens, he’s coachable, and he tries to apply the coaching we’ve given him, so I’ve been impressed.” (via Yahoosports)
The mystery continues as fans and executives alike try to evaluate what Sharpe could be as an NBA player. The next game for Portland will be July 9 against the New Orleans Pelicans.