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Noah Vonleh Sidelined 6-8 Weeks After Surgery To Repair Sports Hernia

Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.

Vonleh is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks.

The ninth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ian Mahinmi Expected To Miss 2-3 Months With Shoulder Injury

Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the French national team.

Mahinmi will likely be sidelined two to three months, according to a France team doctor.

Via Indianapolis Star

76ers Unsure If Joel Embiid Will Play At All This Season

The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Joel Embiid will play in any games this season.

Embiid underwent surgery on his foot in June and the original prognosis was that he would be out 4-6 months.

"I don't know at this point. Right now, he's in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests," said Sam Hinkie.

"He'll get a good baseline and then we'll put together a rehab plan. He's still in a boot. He was shooting threes on one leg in our gym [Monday]. I don't know how it will play out. We'll take an approach without knowing where the finish line is. We want to know how we can be sure to put him in a position to have a long NBA career. However long [rehab] takes will be however long it takes. In my experience with this injury, a very reasonable approach that our medical professionals take is to put these hurdles in place for them to rise above and then measure the symptoms and then let's see what happens in the days after. Is there tightness or soreness or swelling? Does the MRI or X-ray show something different? When we set that road map, no one knows [how long it will take]."

Via Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Brook Lopez Weighs 15 Pounds Less Than He Did Last Fall

Brook Lopez has lost weight since arriving at training camp last fall weighing 290 pounds.

“I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez said with a laugh. “I can attribute that to laying in bed for months, but I’m back to the weight that’s normal for me. Last I checked, I was just under 275 [pounds].”

Lopez does not believe carrying more weight caused him to fractured the fifth metatarsal in his foot last December.

“I may have been five pounds heavier, but that’s not what injured me,” he said.

 

Via Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Derrick Rose Sits With 'Body Fatigue'

Derrick Rose has been sidelined from Team USA with ‘‘general body fatigue’’ since a victory over Brazil at the United Center on Saturday night.

Rose, who has had season-ending surgeries on both knees since the 2012 NBA playoffs, sat out both practices in New York but participated in the shootaround Wednesday morning and, according to one source, ‘‘moved very well.’’

According to a Chicago Bulls' source, Rose has been having ‘‘some aches in both knees, as well as his body, over the last 72 hours, but nothing unexpected or even out of the ordinary.’’ 

Via Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Nets Don't Plan On Restricting Brook Lopez's Minutes

The Brooklyn Nets are optimistic Brook Lopez will make a full return from foot reconstruction surgery this season.

The Nets believed that losing Lopez made a deep run into last season's playoffs impossible.

"Missing (Brook Lopez) didn't allow us to go further (last season)..right now, there isn't a plan to put any restrictions on him," said Billy King.

Via Nets Daily

Paul George Holding Out Hope For Quick Return

Paul George spoke to the media at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday afternoon for the first time since breaking his right leg in two places while playing for Team USA two weeks ago.

All indications have been that he will miss the 2014-15 season, but the All-Star is holding out hope that he'll heal quickly.

"I don't mind taking a year off to get better for the next season," said George, who was supported by his parents, Frank Vogel, Roy Hibbert and George Hill at the press conference. When asked again about the coming season, George admitted that he's "holding out a little hope."

George stated several times that he and Indiana's training staff are trying to avoid a timetable for his return. He expects to begin rehabilitating his knee as soon as next week, but is currently limited to laying around his house.

There is a rod down George's right leg held together with pins through his knee and ankle.

George thanked countless people for their support in the wake of the injury and was very clear in his support of USA Basketball.

"It just happen, freak accidents happen," he said, adding that he still hopes to be a part of Team USA two years from now at the Olympics in Brazil.

DeMarcus Cousins Listed Day-To-Day, No Structural Damage To Knee

USA Basketball National Team member DeMarcus Cousins suffered a knee-to-knee collision with a teammate during Thursday’s USA practice in Chicago.
An MRI was done on Thursday and revealed no structural damage.

Cousins is listed as day-to-day.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Isaiah Thomas Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Wrist

Isaiah Thomas today underwent a successful arthroscopy of his left wrist. He is expected to participate fully in the Phoenix Suns' training camp. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgeries in New York.

The Suns acquired Thomas from the Sacramento Kings in a sign-and-trade on July 12. 

Thomas is a three-year NBA veteran who averaged career-highs of 20.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting, 6.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 72 games with the Kings last season. For his career, Thomas holds averages of 15.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting from the field, 36.0 percent from behind the arc and 85.7 percent from the stripe.

Via RealGM Staff REport

Markel Brown Breaks Hand While Working Out

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand.

Brown, who was injured while working out in Las Vegas earlier on Monday, had his hand placed in a cast and will be held out of basketball activities for a period of 4-6 weeks. 

Brown, the 44th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in exchange for cash considerations. He recently completed his senior season at Oklahoma State, averaging 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 35.3 minutes per game and earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors for the second consecutive season. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nemanja Nedovic Didn't Fracture Foot, Hopes To Play In World Cup

Nemanja Nedovic did not suffer a fractured foot and he hopes to play for Serbia in the World Cup of Basketball.

Blake Griffin Continuing To Work Out, Back Isn't Fractured

Blake Griffin weighed continuing with USA Basketball until the end of the World Cup on Sept. 14 or being rested for the upcoming Clippers' season.

LeBron Loses Significant Weight With Reduced Carbs Diet

LeBron James has lost significant weight this summer as he has changed his diet to cut carbohydrates.
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