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Kyrie Irving To Receive MRI On Injured Shoulder

Feb 27, 2015 12:39 AM

Kyrie Irving experienced a left shoulder injury during Thursday's game against the Golden State Warriors. 

Irving will not travel with the team tonight to Indianapolis and will receive additional examination, including an MRI, on Friday morning, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced.

He is listed as doubtful for the Cavaliers game against the Pacers Friday night and his status will be updated as appropriate.

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Ainge: Sullinger Hasn't Met His Conditioning Standards

Feb 26, 2015 7:04 PM

Danny Ainge revealed Thursday that Jared Sullinger did not meet any of the Boston Celtics' team-wide conditioning goals this season.

Sullinger is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

“Well, Jared and I have talked a lot about (his conditioning) over the past year,” Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich." “It’s something we take great pride in with our players. Our players have really bought in to our program, and a lot of guys — I think every guy has met the goals that they have set in regards to strength and conditioning, and body fat, and weight, and all the different things our strength coaches do on a regular basis.

“Jared just hasn’t met his goals. He’s not up to the standards that he wants and is not up to the standards that we think are in his best interests for the long-term health of his career. He’s not up to par to the standards that we feel are necessary to be a consistent winning player and play with great conditioning.”

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Paul George Participates In First Full Practice, Return Date Unclear

Feb 26, 2015 6:59 PM

Paul George participated in his first full practice this season with the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, beating his personal goal of March 1 by several days.

"Felt good. Felt really good," George said, "to be able to go through a full practice now and go up and down, it's a big step for me."

George does not yet have a firm date for his return from a right leg injury.

"I'm still hopeful," George said. "That's the date that I wish to return. (But) long ways away, still got some steps and some hurdles to overcome. That's still a goal of mine."

Frank Vogel said Thursday was the next step in the process for George.

"We want him to come back when he's ready to come back. He's eager to get out on the court, but he's not going to do it before he's ready," Vogel said. "We understand once he's medically cleared to play in a game, then there's going to be: Is he ready to play in a game? And that could be a few more weeks beyond that. It's really going to be something we monitor almost on a daily basis and hopefully it progresses as well."

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

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Darren Collison To Undergo Surgery, Likely Out For Season

Feb 26, 2015 5:25 PM

Darren Collison will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury that will likely end his season.

Collison suffered a strained hip flexor on Feb. 5 and hasn't played since.

Collison will be re-evaluated three to six weeks after the surgery and there is no timetable for his return.

The Sacramento Kings signed Collison in the offseason.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Derrick Rose To Undergo Meniscectomy On Right Knee

Feb 26, 2015 5:03 PM

Derrick Rose is scheduled to have a meniscectomy on Friday morning for his meniscus tear in his right knee. 

A timetable for when Rose will return will be determined following the procedure.

Rose first tore the meniscus in his right knee in November of 2013.

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James Harden Sprains Right Ankle

Feb 26, 2015 11:18 AM

James Harden sprained his right ankle when stepping on Chris Paul's foot, which caused him to crumble to the floor.

Harden stayed in the game with just 3:57 remaining in the fourth quarter.

“It looked like he sprained it pretty bad, looking at it,” Kevin McHale said. “He’s a tough young man. He takes a lot of beating. He’s on the floor a lot. He gets knocked down. He’s very resilient. He just sucked it up and played. He brought it home.”

Harden left the arena limping badly.

“It’s pretty sore right now,” Harden said. “I’ll get some rest, ice it, get some rest tomorrow and hopefully be ready to go Friday. I just got up and walked it off.”

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

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Ronnie Price Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Surgery

Feb 25, 2015 3:59 PM

Ronnie Price underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday. 

Price is expected to be out 6-8 weeks.

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Westbrook Has 30.0+ PER In Four Of Seven Months Since Third Surgery

Feb 25, 2015 12:44 PM

With Derrick Rose undergoing another surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee, Russell Westbrook has been referenced as a reason for optimism.

Westbrook underwent three surgeries following his torn meniscus suffered during the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Westbrook has inarguably been one of the NBA's best players since the third surgery from December of 2013. Westbrook had a PER of 24.6 while playing all 82 games during the 12-13 season.

PER by Month

November 2013: 16.8

December 2013: 24.7

(third surgery)

February 2014: 24.8

March 2014: 30.9

April 2014: 31.3

Playoffs 2014: 28.6

December 2014: 30.0

January 2015: 19.9

February 2015: 35.0

Rose's production has been consistently down from his MVP levels since returning from a torn ACL. 


PER: 23.6/15.9

TS%: .550/.496

AST%: 38.6/29.8

FTr: .348/.224

Dunks Per Game: 0.39/0.09

(Westbrook: 0.52 in 12-13/0.77 in 14-15)

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Derrick Rose To Undergo Knee Surgery To Repair Medial Meniscus Tear

Feb 24, 2015 10:41 PM

Derrick Rose will undergo surgery after an MRI revealed medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Rose was experiencing pain in the knee, which is the same knee that suffered a torn meniscus last season.

Rose appeared in 46 games this season for the Chicago Bulls, averaging 31.0 minutes per game after missing 72 in 13-14.

During the 2012 NBA Playoffs, Rose tore the ACL in his left knee.

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Carmelo Anthony Played Most Of Season With Partial Tear In Knee

Feb 23, 2015 1:18 PM

Carmelo Anthony played most of the season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon.

The debridement part of Thursday’s surgery was to clean out the calcium deposits that formed within the partial tear, so the tear could be repaired.

Had the surgery just been a debridement, an eight-week rehab would have been in place.

Anthony wait until after the All-Star Game to end his season and undergo surgery.

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Stephen Curry Sits With Ankle Injury
Stephen Curry had a string of ankle injuries early in his career, but has remained remarkably healthy since signing a contract extension in 2012.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Durant To Be Reevaluated In One Week After Procedure On Foot
Kevin Durant has undergone a second surgical procedure on his right foot and will be reevaluated in one week.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Anthony Davis Sidelined 1-2 Weeks, Ryan Anderson Out 2-4 Weeks For Pelicans
Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain and is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

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Chandler Parsons Out Three Games With Ankle Injury
Chandler Parsons has averaged 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Mavericks.

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Jared Sullinger Out For Season With Stress Fracture In Foot
Jared Sullinger averaged 14.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.7 minutes per game in his third NBA season.

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Taj Gibson Playing Through Grade Two Ligament Tear In Hand
Taj Gibson suffered the hand injury on Jan. 19.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Shabazz Muhammad Out For Season With Broken Finger
Shabazz Muhammad has averaged 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Chris Bosh Officially Ruled Out For Remainder Of Season With Blood Clots
Chris Bosh will miss the remainder of the season as he's treated for blood clots in his lungs.

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Anthony Bennett Out Minimum Of Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle
Anthony Bennett will be sidelined a minimum of two weeks with a sprained right ankle.

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Jared Sullinger Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture In Foot
X-Rays performed on Thursday confirmed the stress injury for Jared Sullinger.

Brian Robb/Boston Globe

Chris Bosh Has Blood Clots In Both Lungs
Chris Bosh was hospitalized on Thursday to undergo tests on his lungs.

Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Chris Bosh Hospitalized, Undergoing Tests On Lungs
Chris Bosh was out of practice each of the past two days due to illness.

Ethan J. Skolnick/Bleacher Report

Jrue Holiday Aggravates Leg Injury
Jrue Holiday will be re-evaluated in three weeks by the team’s medical staff.

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Carmelo Anthony To Miss Remainder Of Season
Carmelo Anthony will undergo knee surgery in the near future.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Paul George Eyeing Mid-March Return
Paul George could return as soon as March 14 against the Celtics.

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Warriors Feared Stephen Curry Might Need Ankle Reconstruction In 2012
Stephen Curry was plagued by chronic ankle injuries during his first few seasons in the NBA.

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Kevin Love Suffers Right Corneal Abrasion
Kevin Love could wear protective goggles.

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Bradley Beal Has Mild Stress Reaction In Lower Right Fibula
Bradley Beal will be re-evaluated following the All-Star break.

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Carmelo Anthony Close To Shutting Down For Season
Carmelo Anthony is expected to have a procedure on his left knee sometime after the All-Star break.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Free Agent Miroslav Raduljica Out Five Weeks To Rehab Ankle Injury
Miroslav Raduljica is sidelined five weeks to rehabilitate and rest a bone bruise in his left ankle, sources told RealGM.

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