Orlando Magic’s No. 5 overall draft pick Jalen Suggs set the NBA Summer League on fire with this tip dunk from out of nowhere against the Cleveland Cavaliers this week.
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Now the news surrounding Suggs is his exit from Thursday’s matchup against the Celtics with a sore left hand.
The play started with Suggs stealing the ball on Boston’s end of the floor and his drive to the basket. When Jalen attacked the rim, the ball was slapped out of his hands. Suggs fell to the floor surrounded by Celtics players, Zach Auguste and Carson Edwards. He did not return, finishing the game with only six points, two rebounds, two steals and an assist in 11 minutes.
There’s no news at this point as to how long Suggs is expected to be out or if he’ll be shut down for the rest of the summer league games. It is however likely that Orlando will do their due diligence to protect his health to get him ready for training camp.
Prior to the Boston game, Jalen Suggs was averaging 15.3 points per game over his three Summer League games.
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