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Steve Kerr Expects Klay Thompson To Be Cleared For Game 1 Of Finals

May 30, 2015 6:11 PM

Steve Kerr believes Klay Thompson will clear his concussion symptoms in time for the start of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

The Warriors said Friday that neurological tests revealed Thompson has a concussion and will not return to practice until he is symptom free.

"He's going through the [concussion protocol] process, but all is going well," Kerr said.

Thompson was in street clothes during the Golden State Warriors' practice on Saturday.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Klay Thompson Diagnosed With Concussion

May 29, 2015 2:56 PM

Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Thompson was hit in the head by Trevor Ariza during Game 5 and developed symptoms that evening.

Thompson won't return to the court until he's cleared by league protocol.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Klay Thompson Developed Concussion-Like Symptoms After Game 5

May 28, 2015 10:30 AM

Klay Thompson developed concussion-like symptoms following the Golden State Warriors' Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets.

If it is ruled that he had a concussion, he would be required to follow the NBA's concussion protocol.

Thompson had been hit in the head by Trevor Ariza at the 9:31 mark of the fourth quarter (Vine), when the Rockets forward bit on a pump-fake and jumped so high that his knee hit Thompson's ear.  

Thompson went to the locker room at that time, and was put through a concussion evaluation by the Warriors' medical staff. According to a team release, he did not show any concussion-like symptoms then, but later began "to not feel well and developed concussion-like symptoms."

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported on Thursday morning that Thompson threw up a few times on Thursday night, but felt better afterwards.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

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Kyle Korver Undergoes Ankle Surgery, Out Three Months

May 27, 2015 10:19 PM

Kyle Korver had surgery on Wednesday evening to repair ligament damage in his right ankle. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. Martin O’ Malley.

Korver will now undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. The expected recovery time is approximately three months.

Korver suffered the injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Kyrie Irving To Start Game 4 With 25-Minute Time Limit

May 26, 2015 8:07 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will play Kyrie Irving in Game 4 with a 25-minute time limit.

Irving has missed the past two games with knee tendonitis.

Irving visited Dr. James Andrew before Game 2.

Irving will also start in the game.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Kyrie Irving Could Return For Game 4

May 26, 2015 4:27 PM

Kyrie Irving has missed Games 2 and 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but there is a growing optimism that he'll play in Game 4.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are ahead 3-0 in the series against Atlanta Hawks.

Irving is dealing with knee tendonitis. 

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Kevin Love Able To Travel With Cavaliers For Remainder Of Playoffs

May 26, 2015 1:53 PM

Kevin Love is able to travel with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the playoffs.

Love had his left shoulder reexamined in New York while the Cavaliers played Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Atlanta.

Love is out for the season and can opt out of his contract to enter free agency in July.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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LeBron Admits Receiving IV After Game 3, Declines To Elaborate On Ailments

May 26, 2015 1:06 PM

LeBron James received IV treatments following Game 3 when he cramped up during the overtime period.

James briefly motioned towards the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench for a sub before he changed his mind and remained in the game. James also cramped up in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals in San Antonio.

James admitted to receiving the IV, but declined to elaborate on his ailments.

James said he’s getting so much treatment, he’s getting tired of seeing athletic trainer Mike Mancias. 

“(Mancias has) almost moved in with me,” James said. “We have a very tight bond at this point.”

Bob Finnan/The Morning Journal

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

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Curry Has Head Contusion Following Hard Fall, Returns To Game

May 25, 2015 10:03 PM

Stephen Curry hit the floor hard going up for a block defending Trevor Ariza.

Curry tumbled over Ariza and appeared to land on his shoulder and then his head banged hard against the floor.

Curry was face down on the floor for several minutes, but he was able to walk off the court and into the locker room on his own power.

The Golden State Warriors said Curry suffered a head contusion, but no injury to the shoulder. 

Curry passed the concussion protocol and returned to the game in the third quarter.

Bob Myers insisted to Ethan Sherwood Strauss that Curry didn't suffer a concussion.

"If he did, he wouldn't have played. That's pretty hard line," said Myers.

"It's all minor stuff compared to how it looked," said Curry.

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Kyle Korver Awaiting Second Opinion On Possible Ankle Surgery

May 25, 2015 2:07 AM

A report on Sunday stated Kyle Korver will need surgery on his severe ankle sprain and miss four to six months.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Kyrie Irving Out Again In Game 3 With Knee Tendonitis
Kyrie Irving went through a workout on Sunday before the game testing the knee.

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Terrence Ross Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Terrence Ross underwent surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle.

The Canadian Press

Kyle Korver Out For Playoffs, May Need Ankle Surgery
Kyle Korver was injured when he and Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up chasing a loose ball.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeMarre Carroll To Start Game 2
DeMarre Carroll will play in Game 2 and will start.

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Kyrie Irving Out For Game 2, Questionable For Game 3
Kyrie Irving was also seen on Friday by Dr. James Andrews.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Report: DeMarre Carroll Won't Play Game 2
DeMarre Carroll suffered a knee injury in Game 1 late in the fourth quarter.

Fred Kalil/CBS Atlanta

Kyrie Irving Misses Shootaround, Questionable For Game
Symptoms related to Kyrie Irving's left knee tendinitis had not diminished and additional evaluation was recommended.

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Kyrie Irving: I Just Don't Have It Right Now
With his mobility limited, Kyrie Irving may have to rely on jumpers.

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Chandler Parsons Mum On Whether Surgery Was Microfracture
Chandler Parsons' surgery was simply announced as arthroscopic to address a cartilage issue in his right knee.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

DeMarre Carroll's Left Knee Has No Structural Damage
DeMarre Carroll is listed as day-to-day.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Dwight Howard Questionable For Game 2, Rockets Preparing For Him Not To Play
Dwight Howard and Kevin McHale both said that his availability will depend how he feels Thursday throughout the day and before game time.

Carl Steward/Mercury News

Jusuf Nurkic To Undergo Surgery For Patella Tendon Tear
Jusuf Nurkic is expected to be sidelined 3 to 4 months while he recovers.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Dwight Howard Hopeful Of Playing Game 2
Dwight Howard doesn't consider the knee injury serious and is hopeful of playing Game 2.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Durant Recovering Well, Not Yet At Weight-Bearing Stage
Kevin Durant hopes to be back on the court by August 1st.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Wolves Anticipate Kevin Garnett Returning Next Season
Kevin Garnett was drafted by the Wolves in 1994 and has played nearly 50,000 career minutes.

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Tyler Ennis Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
Tyler Ennis underwent successful labral repair surgery to his right shoulder on Tuesday.

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Patrick Beverley Ruled Out For WCF After Testing Wrist
Patrick Beverley had surgery March 31, and the plan has been for him to take four months for a full recovery.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Patrick Beverley Has Cast Removed As He Tests Options To Return In WCF
Patrick Beverley will test his left wrist in ball handling drills on Monday night, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kyrie Irving To Play In Game 1 Of Conference Finals With Knee, Foot Injuries
Kyrie Irving participated in practice Monday.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

LaMarcus Aldridge Undergoes Surgery On Thumb
LaMarcus Aldridge elected not to have surgery during the season to continue the playoff chase for the Blazers.

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