Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe exited his first game of NBA Summer League, 2022 with a shoulder injury. Sharpe played only six minutes in Portland’s game versus the Detroit Pistons before leaving the floor. He attempted three shots, making one.
Sharpe did not appear for the balance of the first half. The Blazers announced just after halftime that Sharpe had injured his shoulder and would not return. The team has not updated its status further.
Sharpe was drafted 7th overall by the Blazers in the 2022 NBA Draft. He was the biggest enigma in his draft class. Touted for his athleticism, Sharpe did not play a minute of college ball last year before declaring himself eligible for the draft. Summer League is expected to be an important early step in his learning curve, also in assessing his readiness to assume a role in the league.
Shortly after the Blazers’ 81-78 loss to Detroit, Chris Haynes, Senior NBA Insider for Yahoo Sports, reported that Sharpe is expected to undergo an MRI.
Portland Trail Blazers lottery pick Shaedon Sharpe suffered a left shoulder injury tonight that ended his Summer League debut and he is expected to undergo an MRI, league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 8, 2022
We will update this post as information becomes available.