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Kobe Bryant To Intensify Workouts Next Week

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin a six-month training program next week upon his return from a family trip to Europe.

Bryant fractured his left knee on Dec. 17, just six games after returning from a torn Achillies tendon.

Bryant left for a short family trip to France ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' season finale against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Bryant is expected to be fully healthy by the start of next training camp in October.

Via Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony To Rehab Small Tear In Shoulder

Carmelo Anthony was diagnosed with a small tear in his labrum and no surgery is required.

Anthony will sit out the New York Knicks' final two games of the season and will begin rehabilitation.

Anthony will be re-evaluated in one month.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Andrew Bogut Out Indefinitely With Rib Fracture

Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely due to a rib fracture.

Bogut was diagnosed with the injury on Monday.

Bogut is averaging 7.3 points, 10 rebounds and 1.8 rebounds this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron, Bosh Rest Against Wizards

LeBron James and Chris Bosh will sit out of the Miami Heat's game against the Washington Wizards due to rest, the team announced Monday night.

The Heat would lose contention for the top seed in the Eastern Conference if they lose on Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kemba Walker's MRI On Groin Shows Nothing Serious

Kemba Walker will sit out again on Saturday to rest his sore groin.

Walker underwent an MRI, which didn't show anything serious.

The Charlotte Bobcats are off on Sunday, giving Walker an extra day of rest before possibly returning on Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Via Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Wade To Sit Against Pacers

Dwyane Wade will be unavailable for the Miami Heat in their game on Friday against the Indiana Pacers.

The Pacers currently have a half-game lead in the Eastern Conference standings.

Wade has now missed 28 games due to a injuries and strategic rest for his knees. Wade's latest setback is for a hamstring.

Toney Douglas will start for the Heat in place of Wade.

Via Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Eric Gordon To Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday.

Gordon is expected to make a full recovery.

Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Joel Freeland Goes Through 'Contact' Practice, Close To Return

Joel Freeland has missed the past 26 games for the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

Freeland went through "contact" work during the Blazers' practice on Tuesday and is nearing a return. Freeland is hopeful of playing in one of the Blazers' final two regular season games.

“I felt pretty good, I was moving pretty well,” Freeland said of his Tuesday workout. “We’ve got one more week left. Four games. I’m trying to get back for either the Golden State game or the Clippers game — I would really love to get back for Golden State. That would be the ideal situation for me.”

Via Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Wade Misses 7th Straight Game As Precaution

Dwyane Wade missed his seventh straight game on Tuesday, but he was held out as a precaution and is close to returning.

Wade might return on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Wade's hamstring strain came after rushing back from a sore Achilles tendon.

“He really pushed it the last two days and came in this morning and really pushed it,” Erik Spoelstra said. “He is making progress and making, actually, significant progress, but he’s just not quite there.

“We’re going to go into it day by day like we usually do. I like the progress he has made. It’s day-to-day.”

Via Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Nerlens Noel 'Encouraged' During Year Of Rehab

Nerlens Noel spoke to reporters for the first time since the end of September.

Noel hasn't played a competitive game since tearing his ACL in March of last year while a freshman at Kentucky.

"I am very encouraged," Noel said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Through the past year since I had my injury, I have pushed myself through thick and thin and I had some struggles and I just stayed with it."

Noel continues to be limited in practice.

"I worked my butt of to get where I am at now and definitely feel confident I am at my best point and have increased my vertical leap," he said. "And I am just building up my body though this past year."

Noel was hoping to be cleared in time to play in his hometown of Boston on April 4th, but he will miss the entire season.

Via Marc Narducci/Philadelphia Inquirer

Xavier Henry To Undergo Surgery On Wrist, Knee

Xavier Henry has been scheduled to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist as well as arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage abnormality in his right knee.

Tony Parker Listed Day-To-Day After MRI Revealing Sprained Facet Joint

Tony Parker will not travel with the Spurs on their upcoming road trip.

Tony Parker To Undergo MRI On Back

Tony Parker is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after he left Sunday's game in the first quarter with back spasms.

Kent Bazemore To Undergo MRI On Sprained Ankle

X-rays were negative, and Kent Bazemore will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Carmelo Will Try To Play Through Shoulder Injury

Carmelo Anthony had a season-high nine turnovers in Friday's game and scored 10 points on 5-for-14 shooting.

D'Antoni Believes Nash Can Continue Playing This Season

Steve Nash scored four points and dished out seven assists in 19 minutes on Friday.

Eric Gordon To Visit Doctor For Exam On Left Knee

Eric Gordon has missed eight consecutive games because of tendinitis in his left knee.

Pau Gasol May Be Out For Remainder Of Season

Pau Gasol will almost certainly take a pay reduction from his $19.3 million this season and he is not expected to re-sign with the Lakers.

Jamal Crawford, Danny Granger Likely Out Until Postseason

Jamal Crawford is dealing with a sore Achillies while Danny Granger is suffering from a strained hamstring.

Anthony Davis Day-To-Day With Back Spasms

Anthony Davis is day-to-day with back spasms.

Tests Reveal No Structural Damage Of Kyle Lowry's Knee

Kyle Lowry will continue to undergo exams.

Nerlens Noel Ramps Up Workouts But Likely Won't Play Until Summer League

Nerlens Noel has been ramping up the visibility of his work over the past few days, but he probably won't play a competitive game until the Summer League.

NBA Surpasses Last Season's Total For Games Missed Due To Injury

The NBA has already surpassed last season's total for games missed due to injury, while being on pace to also surpass the previous three seasons as well.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Diagnosed With Sprained Ankle After X-Rays

The Knicks termed Tim Hardaway Jr.'s injury as a sprained ankle.

Patrick Beverley Won't Need Surgery, Expected To Return This Season

Patrick Beverely will be able to return this season.

Carmelo Anthony Hurts Left Hand, X-Rays Negative

Carmelo Anthony injured his left hand and underwent X-rays after the Knicks' win over the Warriors on Sunday.

Anderson Varejao To Receive Reexamination Monday After Strained Shoulder

Anderson Varejao has dealt with knee and back injuries this season.

Patrick Beverley Expects To Return This Season From Torn Meniscus

Patrick Beverley said he could be out 10 to 14 days or up to four weeks.

Bogut To Undergo MRI For Pelvic Contusion

Andrew Bogut was injured in the Warriors' win over the Grizzlies.

Beverley Suffers Torn Meniscus

Patrick Beverley's timetable for return has not yet been determined.
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