Basketball Wiretap

Cameron Payne Undergoes Surgery On Broken Foot

Jul 25, 2016 7:15 PM

Cameron Payne underwent a successful procedure to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Selected in the lottery of the 2015 NBA Draft (No. 14 overall) out of Murray State, Payne averaged 5.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 57 games during his rookie season. Payne recently topped all scorers in the Orlando Summer League, averaging 18.8 points to go along with 4.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds in four games.  

Payne is expected to be ready for the start of 2016-17 season.

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Chris Bosh Believes He Should Be Cleared To Play

Jul 25, 2016 11:13 AM

The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh have discussed whether he should come off blood thinners or continue to take them.

If Bosh comes off the medication, there's no reason why he couldn't return to game action.

Bosh has tried to convince the Heat in the past that he can play while on blood thinners as a new medication he's taking would be out of his system in eight to 12 hours by game-time.

The Heat rejected the idea last season which angered Bosh, who has had blood clots in consecutive seasons.

If Miami continues to fight Bosh on playing, he could take up his case with the players union. Bosh wants to play and believes he should be cleared.

If Bosh doesn’t play a single game this upcoming season, his $25.2 million salary for 2017-18 and $26.8 million for 2018-19 would be cleared this summer from Miami’s cap only if “a doctor that is jointly selected by the league and players association agree his condition is career-ending, or severe enough to put him at risk if he continues playing.”

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Jodie Meeks Out Indefinitely Following Surgery On Foot

Jul 19, 2016 12:27 PM

Jodie Meeks underwent a surgical procedure to further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

He will be out indefinitely and his return to action will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.

Meeks was acquired on June 29 by the Orlando Magic from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick. He played in only three games with Detroit last season, averaging 7.3 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.5 minpg. Meeks originally suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Oct. 28 vs. Utah.

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Larry Nance Jr. Suffered Sprained Wrist, No Fracture

Jul 15, 2016 7:57 PM

Larry Nance, Jr., who was injured in the 4th quarter of last night’s 88-80 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Las Vegas Summer League, was examined today in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo and hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

Results of the examination and MRI showed a sprained right wrist, but no fracture or ligament damage.

Nance will not play in the Lakers’ final Summer League game, and his status moving forward is day to day.

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Larry Nance Jr. Belived To Have Suffered Fracture In Right Hand

Jul 15, 2016 1:34 PM

Larry Nance Jr. is believed to have suffered a fracture in his right hand in Thursday's Summer League game.

Nance took a nasty fall with 35 seconds left in the game after driving to the basket.

Nance has been working on extending his shooting range this summer.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

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Kevin Durant: I've Got A Short Amount Of Time Left To Play Basketball

Jul 7, 2016 7:01 PM

During the introductory press conference of Kevin Durant with the Golden State Warriors, he was asked about whether he feels guilty about his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“Nah. We live in this super hero, comic book world where either you’re a villain or a superhero if you end up in this position, and I know that," said Durant, who will turn 28 in September.

"But I know I haven’t changed as a person. I don’t treat people any differently because I made a decision to play basketball in another city. I understand the fans in Oklahoma City and basketball fans around the world are I guess upset. But like I said, I made a decision based on what I wanted to do and how I felt, and that’s the best decision for me so I can’t really control how you. I’m sorry you feel that way but I’m gonna continue to live my life. My life goes on, and I’ve got a short amount of time left to play basketball. I just want to enjoy every single day of it.”

Durant underwent three surgeries on his foot during the 14-15 season in which his entire career was in jeopardy.

Durant and the Warriors will enter the 16-17 season as favorites to win the title.

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Heat To Pitch Free Agents On Progress Made By Chris Bosh Returning To Court

Jun 30, 2016 12:09 PM

Chris Bosh is making progress in his recovery from recurring blood clots, according to a source.

Bosh and the Miami Heat continue to work toward having him ready for the start of training camp.

Pat Riley will tout the potential return of Bosh as part of Miami's pitch to free agents.

Neither Bosh nor the Heat have said publicly where Bosh is in his recovery or whether he has continued a regimen of blood-thinning medication.

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