Portland Path Blazers ahead Ish Wainright will miss 4 to 6 weeks as a consequence of an MCL sprain, the workforce introduced Saturday. An MRI revealed the harm in his left knee.
Wainright, 29, was claimed off waivers final month. The 6-foot-6 wing has appeared in two video games for the Path Blazers this season. He has additionally performed with the Rip Metropolis Remix, Portland’s G League affiliate.
Based on a number of NBA betting websites, the Portland Path Blazers maintain Twenty ninth-ranked odds to win the championship this season. Sportsbooks are displaying higher odds for the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
OFFICIAL: An MRI carried out on Path Blazers ahead Ish Wainright revealed an MCL sprain within the left knee.
Wainright is predicted to overlook 4-6 weeks.
— Portland Path Blazers (@trailblazers) November 18, 2023
Wainright went undrafted in 2017 out of Baylor College. Nevertheless, the Missouri native spent his subsequent 4 years taking part in abroad with the Nürnberg Falcons (2018-19), Rasta Vechta (2019-20), and SIG Strasbourg (2020-21).
On Aug. 7, 2021, Wainright signed a two-year, non-guaranteed cope with the Toronto Raptors, however he was waived by Toronto on Oct. 17. 5 days later, he signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns.
Portland Path Blazers ahead Ish Wainright out with MCL sprain, has made solely two appearances in 2023-24
In 45 video games off the bench of his rookie 2021-22 season, Wainright averaged 2.4 factors, 1.2 rebounds, and eight.0 minutes per recreation with Phoenix. Plus, he shot 39.4% from the ground, 32.2% past the arc, and 58.3% on the foul line.
Within the Suns’ 113-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Apr. 4, 2022, the ahead recorded a career-high 20 factors, eight rebounds, 4 assists, and three steals in 25 minutes as a reserve.
Final season, Wainright made two begins in 60 appearances with Phoenix. The Baylor product averaged profession highs of 4.2 factors, 2.3 rebounds, and 15.3 minutes per recreation.
Blazers fall to 1-2 in Match group play and their level differential drops by 12.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) November 18, 2023
Moreover, he shot 37% from the sphere and profession bests of 32.9% from 3-point vary and 83.9% on the line throughout his sophomore season.
Forward of the 2023-24 season, the Suns determined to waive Wainright. Though the Western Convention contender had deliberate to signal him to a brand new contract, a deal was by no means provided.
Portland is 3-9 and twelfth within the West by means of 12 video games this season, whereas Phoenix is 6-6 general and eighth within the convention standings. The Suns host the Path Blazers subsequent Tuesday in an NBA In-Season Match group matchup.