After exiting Monday’s contest against the Toronto Raptors late in the fourth quarter due to injury, Philadelphia 76ers guard Grant Riller will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks, according to a team official.
The Sixers signed Riller to a two-way contract this summer after he spent his first season with the Charlotte Hornets and also played for their Summer League team back in August. In 11 G League games with the Greensboro Swarm last year, he averaged 13.1 points on 66.3 percent true shooting, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals.
The second-year guard performed well during his 14-minute run on Monday. He scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, displayed a few dazzling drives and finishes, and recorded one block.
Although he didn’t immediately project to factor into the rotation, Riller’s explosiveness, finishing craft and dribble penetration potentially stood to inject welcomed perimeter creation to the team. He showcased all of these traits Monday. Once he returns from injury, it’ll be worth monitoring his progress and play in the G League to determine whether he’s someone Philadelphia should consider for a consistent reserve role.