Basketball Wiretap

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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Joel Embiid Cleared For 5-On-5 Scrimmage

Jun 21, 2016 1:26 PM

Joel Embiid has been cleared to start scrimmaging in five-on-five settings.

Embiid has missed his first two NBA seasons after being drafted third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.

The soundness of his problematic right foot should continue to allow him to begin preparations for next season.

Embiid is expected to travel to Las Vegas for the 76ers’ entry in the summer league in July but only to practice with the team, but is not expected to participate.

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Andre Iguodala Plans To Play In Game 7 Despite Back Issue

Jun 19, 2016 9:43 AM

Andre Iguodala plans to play in Game 7 despite a back issue.

Iguodala played 30 minutes in Game 6 on Thursday night when he had to spend some time in the locker room getting treatment after his back "locked up." 

Iguodala said the injury resulted from a long flight and heavy workload during the playoffs.

Iguodala took part in a brief walk through Saturday and got treatment while the Warriors held a light practice ahead of Game 7.

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Andrew Bogut Out For Remainder Of Finals

Jun 15, 2016 11:29 AM

Andrew Bogut will miss the remainder of The Finals with a left knee injury.

Bogut sustained the injury in the Golden State Warriors' Game 5 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

While the injury won't require surgery, the timetable of recovery for Bogut is 6-8 weeks.

Bogut's MRI revealed bone bruises to the proximal tibia and distal femur.

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Joel Embiid Playing In 'Controlled' Three-On-Three Situations

Jun 14, 2016 12:07 PM

Joel Embiid will not participate in Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers but he continues to make progress coming back from multiple foot surgeries.

Embiid displayed some of his development during the 76ers' workout with Brandon Ingram.

"You can see what he's doing on the court," Bryan Colangelo said. "It looks like he's getting more fluidity every day. He's done some things competitively, two-on-two and three-on-three in controlled situations, but the word 'controlled' is the key there. Everything's got to be done within the process set forth and the timeline set forth by the doctors."

The hope is for Embiid to be cleared to play for the start of the 16-17 regular season.

"I can't answer that question," Colangelo said. "It's only going to be when the doctors tell me he's ready. Then I'll tell you the answer to that."

Bob Ford/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Andrew Bogut To Undergo MRI On Sprained Left Knee

Jun 13, 2016 11:20 PM

Andrew Bogut suffered a left knee sprain in the third quarter of Game 5 of The Finals.

Bogut was tangled up with J.R. Smith under the basket.

Bogut will undergo an MRI exam on the knee on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have extended the series and Bogut's status remains uncertain.

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Stephen Curry Denies Report Of Needing Offseason Surgery

Jun 13, 2016 11:40 AM

Stephen Curry has denied a report from the Los Angeles Daily News that he may need surgery this offseason.

The report from Mark Heisler indicated a source said Curry consulted an orthopedist in Southern California with an MRI showing issues in both shoulders as well as his knees.

"I can't even keep a straight face," said Curry. "Whoever said I was getting shoulder surgery and all that kind of stuff, we've got bumps and bruises, but every -- we'll be all right."

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Kevin Love's Game 4 Status To Be Decided On Friday

Jun 9, 2016 1:29 PM

Kevin Love will not be cleared on Thursday to return for Game 4.

Love sat out Game 3 due to remaining in the NBA's concussion protocol.

Love has to be symptom-free after Thursday's workout to play in Game 4 on Friday.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Jeff Teague Reveals He Played Season With Tear In Patella Tendon

Jun 9, 2016 11:25 AM

Jeff Teague said on Instagram that he played with a tear in his patella tendon during the entire 15-16 season.

Teague took a step backwards in 15-16 and has been the subject of trade rumors as he is about to enter the final season of his current contract.

The Atlanta Hawks did not disclose an injury involving Teague.

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Kevin Love Not Cleared To Play In Game 3

Jun 8, 2016 1:00 PM

Kevin Love will not be medically cleared to play in Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals due to a concussion.

Love had grown optimistic of his chances of being cleared.

Love has been told Game 4 on Friday is the soonest he'll be cleared.

According to a source, Love is "really frustrated" by the Cavs' insistence he sits out of the game.

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Kevin Love Progressing Well In Concussion Program, Could Play Game 3
Kevin Love is averaging 16.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the playoffs for the Cavs.

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Kevin Love Placed In NBA Concussion Protocol
Kevin Love received an inadvertent Harrison Barnes' elbow in the back of the head in the first half.

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