Sergio Rodriguez of the Philadelphia 76ers will become a free agent on July 1. The point guard was averaging 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 22.3 minutes this season. He was playing his best basketball before he got hurt. The 30-year-old revealed on his future and his desire to return to Philly.
“Let’s see how it goes. It’s going to take a long time, because [free agency] is in July. You are not going to know anything. I don’t want to rush myself,” Rodriguez said, as reported by Philly.com.
“It’s been a good season for me, a great season for the team. It’s going to be a special thing in the coming years in Philadelphia. You always want to be a part of that.”
Sergio Rodriguez injury update
The man from San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain had 12 points and seven assists against the Chicago Bulls on March 24. A couple of days later, he finished with 16 points while making 4 of 7 three-pointers against the Indiana Pacers.
Sergio Rodriguez will play one-on-one at 76ers practice on Friday. He will test his strained left hamstring as he looks forward to making a return. The Sixers will play their last game of the season against the New York Kicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
“It’s feeling better. But the injury is kind of tricky because you never know when you are 100 percent. The way that we are not practicing, it makes it hard to recover well,” Rodriguez said.
The Sixers are yet to have a serious practice since the trade deadline on Feb. 23. The 6-ft-3 PG has missed six games in the current season until now because of his hamstring injury.
On being asked whether he was leaning towards a return in the remaining matches or is he thinking of being sidelined, Rodriguez mentioned of staying patient. The 30-year-old believes that he still has five days to consider the situation.
“I don’t know. Let’s see tomorrow. On Monday, we have like five days. So tomorrow morning, we will see at what we are,” Rodriguez added. “It’s very hard to get a test. But the injury is nothing.”
Brett Brown on players’ disconnecting
Brett Brown, the Sixers’ coach, revealed on players disconnecting during the final days of the season. The 56-year-old mentioned of being terrified of the idea.
“I’m terrified of it if that’s what mindful means. It’s the feeling that we all had when it’s June 2 and school gets out June 8.It gets a little bit loose. We are always mindful of that, and I’m always fearful of that,” Brown stated.
Brown stressed that the problem is yet to creep into his team until now.
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