Apr 29, 2012 3:09 AM EDT
Iman Shumpert tore his left ACL and meniscus in the second half of New York's Game 1 loss to the Heat.
Shumpert will need surgery and miss six to eight months.
Shumpert’s non-contact injury occurred when he dribbled over midcourt in the third quarter only to have his left knee buckle.
Apr 28, 2012 8:20 PM EDT
Iman Shumpert suffered a non-contact knee injury during the third quarter of New York's Game 1 loss to Miami.
Shumpert twisted his left knee while dribbling up the court and had to be carried off by two teammates. Shumpert was later taken to a Miami hospital for tests.
The Knicks are already thin in the backcourt due to Jeremy Lin's injury and were counting on Shumpert to help defend Dwyane Wade.
Apr 28, 2012 7:57 PM EDT
Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the 11-12 season after tearing his ACL in Game 1 against Philadelphia.
The Bulls were up by 12 points with 1:12 remaining in the fourth quarter when Rose was injured.
"It's part of the game," said Tom Thibodeau. "There are going to be injuries. … You can get hurt any time. You've got to deal with it. He's had a lot of injuries this year, it's unfortunate. But we'll deal with it."
Rose will also miss the 2012 Olympics.
Apr 28, 2012 4:46 PM EDT
Derrick Rose suffered a left knee injury with 1:10 remaining in Chicago's 103-91 win over the 76ers in Game 1.
Rose needed to be helped off the court.
"He's going to be examined and they'll know," Tom Thibodeau said. "He started moving his leg, but they have to do an MRI and all that, so I would be guessing."
"I hope he's not seriously hurt," 76ers coach Doug Collins said. "I admire him so much. I think he's one of the young, bright lights in this NBA. And I hope he's going to be back and he's going to be able to play, because I admire greatness, and he's a great player."
Apr 28, 2012 11:38 AM EDT
Jamal Crawford will be an unrestricted free agent for the second consecutive offseason.
A source confirms that Crawford will opt-out of his contract for 12-13 that would pay him $5.25 million.
Crawford signed with the Blazers last December after receiving offers from the Knicks, Wolves and Magic, among others.
Apr 28, 2012 11:35 AM EDT
Paul Silas believes Bismack Biyombo may be best suited for the power forward position in the long-term.
Biyombo is 6-9, 245 and may not be able to hold up against centers.
But Biyombo, who is known as the toughest player on Charlotte this season, disagrees with the assessment.
“I’m a fighter, I like to fight," said Biyombo. "I prefer to be a center."
Apr 28, 2012 11:33 AM EDT
Scott Skiles has a meeting scheduled with owner Herb Kohl to discuss his future as head coach of the Bucks.
Brandon Jennings and Mike Dunleavy Jr. both spoke highly of Skiles on Friday.
Skiles signed a four-year, $16 million deal in 2008 and had the deal extended through the 12-13 season in October of 2010.
"Obviously he's a great coach," said Dunleavy. "I loved playing for him. He's a major reason I came here. I'd certainly be disappointed if he wasn't back, for whatever reason.
"You've got to move forward and expect us to have a great season next year."
Jennings said he was concerned about the possibility Skiles would not be back next season.
"Personally, for me, yes," Jennings said. "Just the fact that he's been my coach for the first three years and I'm used to a system. That's a guy who I've played for.
"Just his mentality, his will and approach to the game. The fact he expects you to play hard every night. He expects you to do the little things to be a better player. That's kind of grown on me since I've been here, so that's basically all I know."
The Bucks have posted a 146-166 record in four seasons under Skiles.
Apr 28, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Bob Myers confirmed on Friday that Mark Jackson will return next season as head coach of the Warriors.
"He was a players' coach," Dominic McGuire said of Jackson. "He let everybody play their game. ... He's constantly giving you confidence, and that's big in this league. Everything in this league is about confidence."
Apr 28, 2012 11:22 AM EDT
The Warriors are optimistic to see their new backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson play together next season.
Curry and Monta Ellis struggled to find cohesion in their time together.
"I think both Curry and Klay, what they both do well is they're very smart and they're very skilled," general manager Bob Myers said. "So you put two guys out there that know the game and have a tremendous skill in shooting the basketball, even when they don't have the ball in their hands you have to respect their shot. ... We haven't seen it yet really. We've seen a little of it, but not enough to really gauge it. But if the question is, 'Do we believe it can work?' Yeah, I believe it can work."
Apr 28, 2012 11:17 AM EDT
James Harden practiced on Friday and said he is ready to play in Game 1 against Dallas.
Harden suffered a concussion last Sunday after receiving an elbow from World Metta Peace.
Harden said he won't be hesitant and will remain aggressive.
“That's how I play,” Harden said. “Can't be nervous out there. Just go out there, get the ball, and attack, play hard. Can't worry about it, getting injured or anything.”
“He's fine,” said Scott Brooks. “It would be different if you go to the basket, one of his monster dunks, and he gets clipped and falls on his head. That might be a little different the next time he goes to the basket.”
Harden's production comes from the consistency of his ability to drive to the baket.
“He's an old-school type of player,” Kevin Durant said. “He gets going, he can find a way to get to the rim, get to the (foul) line. I'm sure he's just ready to play.
“James is a strong person. He's a positive person. He doesn't let anything like that bring him down.”
Doc Rivers didn't sound optimistic about Ray Allen's availability or effectiveness if he plays.
The Jazz have great depth in the frontcourt with Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
Utah is in the playoffs one season after trading away their franchise player in Deron Williams and seemingly entering a rebuilding phase.
Terrence Williams is hoping for a quick resolution to his impending free agency.
The Kings will extend the qualifying offer to Jason Thompson to make him a restricted free agent.
Deron Williams expressed his confidence in the Nets during his exit interview.
Brook Lopez's preference is to remain with the Nets as he enters restricted free agency.
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said a potential deal between the city and the Maloof family is dead.
Gerald Wallace will likely be seeking a long-term contract this offseason.
Deron Williams plans to make his free agent decision before the end of July.
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David Stern would prefer that players be at least two years removed from high school before they can declare for the NBA draft.
Seven ties among teams that finished the 2011-12 NBA regular season with identical records were broken through random drawings.
Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the two franchise 'cornerstones', but the remainder of the roster doesn't appear to be untouchable.
The Warriors won their tie-break coin flip against the Raptors and will be slotted seventh in the 2012 Lottery.
Union Executive Director Billy Hunter was notified of the investigation by subpoena for documents on April 25.
Chauncey Billups played with Ben Wallace for many seasons and he believes DeAndre Jordan could have a similar impact.
Paul Pierce briefly went into the locker room before returning to the bench.
Chris Wilcox will be able to return to basketball activities in three months and plans to remain in the NBA.
The loss improves the Nets' chances in the lottery.
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