Dec 10, 2013 10:58 PM EST
Jeremy Lin practiced fully with the Houston Rockets on Tuesday and will return from his right knee sprain in Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
“I feel good, no limitations.” Lin said following Tuesday’s practice session. “I’ll be back (for Thursday’s game).
“I’m full go. (I might need) a little conditioning, or maybe I’m not jumping as high off of that right foot, but I never really jumped that high off the right foot, anyway.”
Lin has missed the past seven games. He is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists this season.
Dec 10, 2013 5:12 PM EST
Danny Granger is hoping to return to the Indiana Pacers' lineup on Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats.
"There's a good chance. A very good chance," Granger said. "I'm working on it everyday.
"I'll have a minutes limit, strictly because I have to play my way into shape. We don't have enough practice for me to practice my way into shape. It's literally going to be in games where I am playing where I get in shape."
Granger has missed every game this season due to a calf injury.
"Right now I'm getting back in shape," Granger said. "My shot feels great."
Dec 09, 2013 10:11 PM EST
Al Harrington underwent a diagnostic arthroscopy and lavage procedure this evening to clean out loose particles in his right knee, the Washington Wizards announced Monday.
Harrington will miss the next four weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Harrington has averaged 7.9 points and 1.4 rebounds 18.6 minutes over seven games for the Wizards this season.
Dec 09, 2013 8:32 PM EST
Zaza Pachulia suffered a right foot fracture on Dec. 4 against the Detroit Pistons.
Pachulia’s foot will be immobilized in a walking boot and re-examined in four weeks.
Pachulia, 29, had an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) exam on Dec. 5 and was examined by team orthopaedic physician Dr. Michael Gordon, who diagnosed the injury. Pachulia has not played in the last two games.
In 17 games this season (11 starts), Pachulia has averaged 6.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 25.2 minutes per game. Pachulia ranks fourth in the NBA in free throw percentage (.933), connecting on 42-of-45 attempts from the charity stripe.
Dec 09, 2013 8:29 PM EST
Tyreke Evans has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. The injury occurred during the third quarter of the December 6 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Evans is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.
In 19 games this season, Evans is averaging 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.3 steals in 24.9 minutes per game.
Dec 09, 2013 8:23 PM EST
Bradley Beal has been cleared to increase basketball activities after a follow-up MRI exam showed improvement in the stress injury to his right fibula.
Beal, who has missed the last six games, has averaged 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 40.2 minutes over 13 games for the Wizards this season.
Dec 09, 2013 2:11 PM EST
Quincy Pondexter is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot.
Pondexter and the Grizzlies agreed to an extension before the start of the season.
Dec 08, 2013 6:53 PM EST
Rodney Stuckey missed Sunday's Detroit Pistons game against the Miami Heat due to tendinitisin his left knee.
Stuckey is listed as day-to-day.
Maurice Cheeks does not believe the issue will linger.
Dec 08, 2013 10:59 AM EST
Kobe Bryant is expected to play under a minutes restriction to begin his return from a torn Achilles.
"I don't think it's a magical number," Mike D'Antoni said after practice Saturday when asked about a minute range for Bryant. "He's totally well and ready to go. I think he'll be limited by his wind and ability to be able to take the pounding. So, I would be surprised if more than in the twenties. It shouldn't be any more than that."
Jodie Meeks is the member of the Los Angeles Lakers that will have his minutes impacted most by Bryant's return.
Robert Sacre said Bryant also played well in practice this week.
"He never lost anything," Sacre said. "He's pretty much been the same player the whole time. It's been really good to have him work in practice and look like nothing ever happened."
Dec 07, 2013 2:08 PM EST
Luol Deng could miss the Chicago Bulls' game on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons with a sore calf.
Deng has scored 20 or more points in six straight games for the first time in his career.
The Bulls are unsure when Deng suffered the injury.
Danny Granger returned to the Pacers' practice on Friday -- his first live participation in weeks.
Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles last April.
Kobe Bryant ruled himself out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Kobe Bryant practiced for the third consecutive day on Thursday and felt improvement in his left ankle.
Derrick Rose said he hasn't ruled out returning for the playoffs.
Rajon Rondo has not been cleared for 5-on-5 basketball.
In 18 games this season, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.1 points
Danny Ainge said Rajon Rondo still has not been cleared fully for contact practice.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sustained a fracture in his left hand on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant passed throughout a 20-minute scrimmage game on Tuesday that was highlighted by a steal and dunk.
Retaining the meniscus improves Derrick Rose's odds of avoiding chronic knee issues.
Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand.
Tobias Harris received a second opinion on his ankle.
Derrick Rose underwent season-ending knee surgery last Monday.
Jordan Farmar was diagnosed with a tear of his left hamstring on Monday.
Rajon Rondo has been medically cleared to return to practice.
Mark Jackson said Andre Iguodala is getting "closer and closer" in his return timetable.
Paul Pierce is averaging 12.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Nets this season.
Jordan Farmar injured his hamstring in the Lakers' loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday night and he left the game.
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