“I’m doing OK,” Banchero declared. “It was beneficial to just return. It has been some while. Simply said, I’m glad to be here.” After spraining his left ankle against the Houston Rockets late in the fourth quarter on November 7, Banchero has been out for the past seven games. The No. 1 selection in the 2022 NBA Draft had a fantastic start to the season before being hurt. When it comes to points, rebounds, and assists per game, Banchero presently tops all first-year players.