Report: Tyler Ulis and Denzel Valentine May Have ‘Significant Injury Issues’

by June 15, 2016

As the 2016 NBA Draft nears, news and rumors are coming fast and in the case of Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, the news is damaging.

Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler is reporting that Ulis has a “pretty significant hip issue” and Valentine has a “fairly significant knee issue.”

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Word is Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine may have a fairly significant knee issue, so much so that one team sort of compared him to former Indiana Pacers All-Star Danny Granger, who came into the league with a degenerative knee condition and struggled every year to play 82 games. League sources said it’s still likely he will get drafted in the first round, but his stock looks to be a tough one to lock in with so many teams believing his knee will be a problem.


Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis is said to have a pretty significant hip issue, which some believe may require surgery down the line. A medical red flag combined with his size, Ulis could slide deep into the first round or even over into the second depending on how team medical staffs view his situation.