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Festus Ezeli To Undergo Left Knee Surgery

Feb 8, 2016 3:13 PM

Festus Ezeli will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee.

Ezeli will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Ezeli missed the entire 13-14 season with right knee surgery.

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Carmelo Anthony Has Had Two MRIs On Left Knee In Three Weeks

Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM

Carmelo Anthony has had two MRIs on his surgically repaired left knee in the past three weeks.

Anthony has already missed seven games this season and hasn't been as explosive or quick.

“Today, it wasn’t that sore,” Anthony said. “I think the couple of days off helped.”

Anthony is 31 years old and has already played over 32,000 career minutes.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Austin Rivers Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Left Hand

Feb 6, 2016 11:01 PM

Austin Rivers will likely miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand.

The Los Angeles Clippers are already without Blake Griffin due to a broken hand.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Austin Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Tim Duncan Close To Return From Sore Right Knee

Feb 6, 2016 9:45 PM

Tim Duncan is getting closer to returning from his sore right knee.

Duncan has now missed seven straight games.

“The question will be, do we want to give him any time before the (All-Star) break or not,” Gregg Popovich said. “But he’s been going three on three and going up and down and that kind of thing. He’s close.”

Tom Orsborn/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jimmy Butler Has Left Knee Strain

Feb 6, 2016 9:28 PM

An MRI on Jimmy Butler's left knee confirmed that he sustained a knee strain in the second quarter of Friday night's game against the Denver Nuggets.

The timeline for his return to play will be determined by further evaluation in Chicago and his response to treatment.

Butler was again named an All-Star this season.

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Blake Griffin Undergoes Additional Hand Surgery

Feb 5, 2016 7:57 PM

Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure on his broken right hand this week.

The procedure was related to the surgery Griffin had on his hand last week, after he suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during a Jan. 23 altercation with Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi.

Griffin's recovery timeframe of four to six weeks remains in place and the procedure is not considered a setback.

Griffin hasn't played since Dec. 25th when he suffered a partially torn quadriceps tendon.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Manu Ginobili Out At Least Four Weeks After Testicular Surgery

Feb 4, 2016 8:03 PM

Manu Ginobili will be out at least four weeks after undergoing testicular surgery.

Ginobili was injured in Wednesday's game when he took a knee to the groin from Ryan Anderson. Anderson was called for an offensive foul on the play.

Several Spurs and team personnel quickly rushed to check on Ginobili before helping the guard to his feet. Ginobili took a few steps, and nearly collapsed again, before a trainer and Tim Duncan were able to walk him to the locker room.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Tags: Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Injury

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T.J. Warren Out For Season With Fractured Foot

Feb 3, 2016 10:57 AM

T.J. Warren has sustained a fracture of the right foot and will undergo surgery.

He will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

The second-year forward has averaged 11.0 points on 50.1 percent shooting and 3.1 rebounds in 47 games this season. Warren originally joined the Suns after the team selected him with the 14th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Tyler Johnson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Out At Least Two Months

Feb 1, 2016 1:47 PM

Tyler Johnson will undergo surgery on his left shoulder this week and likely miss at least two months.

Johnson has been a key part of Erik Spoelstra's rotation with the Miami Heat.

Johnson's recovery timetable will be determined after surgery.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Tyler Johnson, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Tim Duncan To Miss 4th Straight Game With Knee Soreness

Jan 31, 2016 3:52 PM

Tim Duncan will miss his fourth straight game due to knee soreness on Monday.

Gregg Popovich said Wednesday that Duncan underwent an MRI on his right knee, and that he was in the process of rehabilitating it. 

Duncan is averaging just 8.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season but he remains a key part of the Spurs' defense.

The Spurs don't have a publicly available timeline for when Duncan will return.

Melissa Rohlin/San Antonio Express-News

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Festus Ezeli Undergoes MRI On Left Knee, Results Inconclusive
Festus Ezeli missed the 2013-14 after surgery on his right knee.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Paul Millsap Day-To-Day With Sprained Ankle
X-rays were negative and Paul Millsap is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Miami.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Plays First Game Of 15-16 Season
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played his first game of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason.


Nikola Mirotic Out At Least Three Weeks With Appendectomy
Nikola Mirotic was named to the Rising Stars Challenge on Wednesday.

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Anthony Davis Suffers 2nd Concussion In Three Years
Since his rookie season in 2012-13, Anthony Davis has missed 52 games due to injury.

John Reid/Times Picayune

Kyle Lowry Injures Wrist, X-Rays Negative
Kyle Lowry suffered the injury with three minutes remaining in the game and the Raptors were up by 17 points.

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Bradley Beal Day-To-Day With Broken Nose, Concussion
Bradley Beal is listed as day-to-day after suffering a broken nose and a concussion.

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Blake Griffin Punches Clippers' Employee, Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Hand
The hand injury is expected to keep Blake Griffin out "a matter of weeks, as opposed to days."

Michael Eaves/ESPN

Andre Roberson Out At Least Three Weeks With Knee Injury
Russell Westbrook crashed into Andre Roberson's right leg after flying in for a missed reverse layup.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Mike Dunleavy Jr. Targeting February Return
Mike Dunleavy Jr. said his back feels "great."

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Tim Duncan To Miss Warriors' Game With Knee Soreness
Tim Duncan has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Warriors due to knee soreness.

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Dwight Howard Disappointed With Test On Left Ankle
Dwight Howard said he still had pain in his ankle “especially when I’m running.”

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Blake Griffin Ramps Up Workouts, Could Return Tuesday
The Clippers have gone 10-2 during Blake Griffin's absence.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Eric Gordon To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Surgery On Fractured Finger
Eric Gordon has appeared in 41 games this season for New Orleans, averaging 14.9 points, 2.7 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 33.4 minutes per contest.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Cleared For Full-Contact Practice
There is no timetable for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's return to the active roster.

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Joakim Noah Out 4-6 Months With Shoulder Surgery
Joakim Noah may have played his final game with the Bulls as he will become a free agent in the offseason.

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Joakim Noah Suffers Disclocated Shoulder
Joakim Noah immediately grabbed his shoulder and screamed as it appeared to pop out of place.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Goran Dragic Out At Least One Week With Mild Calf Strain
Goran Dragic will be re-evaluated in one week.

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Rodney Stuckey Out Two Weeks With Injured Foot
Rodney Stuckey has a sprain and bone bruise in his right foot.

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Jarrett Jack Undergoes Successful ACL Surgery
It is anticipated that Jarrett Jack will be ready to participate in full basketball activities for the 2016-17 season.

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