Basketball Wiretap

Blake Griffin Could Return On Sunday

Mar 2, 2015 11:56 PM

Blake Griffin has increased his workouts in returning from elbow surgery and could return as soon as Sunday.

The Los Angeles Clippers play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in Oakland in a nationally televised game.

"I guess it’s possible, yeah," Doc Rivers said Monday when asked whether Griffin could play against the Warriors exactly four weeks after learning he would need surgery to remove a staph infection from his right elbow.

Rivers described Griffin as going "full-tilt" in his workout.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jimmy Butler Could Miss 3-4 Weeks With Elbow Sprain

Mar 2, 2015 1:31 PM

Jimmy Butler could miss three to four weeks with his elbow sprain, but he won't need surgery.

The Chicago Bulls are already without Derrick Rose for several weeks following knee surgery.

Butler will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Kyle Lowry Could Miss Several Games To Heal Nagging Injuries

Mar 2, 2015 12:42 PM

Kyle Lowry will sit out a second consecutive game on Monday and it could extend multiple games.

Lowry is dealing with a few nagging injury issues.

Lowry's production has fallen off lately following his outstanding start to the season that led to him becoming an All-Star starter.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Tags: Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jimmy Butler To Undergo MRI On Hyperextended Elbow

Mar 1, 2015 4:13 PM

Jimmy Butler will undergo an MRI on his hyperextended left elbow on Monday.

Butler suffered the injury during the Chicago Bulls' loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

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Chris Bosh Released From Hospital

Mar 1, 2015 10:35 AM

Chris Bosh has been released from the hospital following a weeklong stay for treatment after blood clots were found on one of his lungs.

Bosh was hospitalized for just over a week and still will be monitored closely.

"That was his first goal," Erik Spoelstra said. "He's been very anxious to get out of there. It was driving him nuts."

Bosh will miss at least the rest of the season.


Tags: Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jose Calderon Suffers Strained Achilles

Feb 28, 2015 4:55 PM

Jose Calderon has been diagnosed with a left Achilles strain, the New York Knicks announced Saturday. 

Calderon underwent an MRI.

He will not dress for Saturday's home game versus Toronto.

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Russell Westbrook Undergoes Surgery On Zygomatic Bone Fracture

Feb 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Russell Westbrook underwent a surgical procedure on a fracture to his zygomatic arch bone. 

Westbrook will miss Sunday's game and will be reevaluated this week.

Westbrook suffered the injury in the Oklahoma City Thunder's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

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Derrick Rose Confident He Will Play Again This Season

Feb 28, 2015 3:14 PM

Derrick Rose appeared at the Chicago Bulls' practice facility on Saturday.

Rose was in good spirits and will begin his rehabilitation process.

Rose did not address the media but is very confident he will play again this season. The Bulls believe he will miss four to six weeks with the torn meniscus in his knee.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

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Joel Embiid Has Improved Conditioning Since Report Of Weighing Nearly 300 Pounds

Feb 27, 2015 7:50 PM

Joel Embiid appears to now be in much better shape than he was in five weeks ago when a report indicated he weighed close to 300 pounds.

Embiid was working out before the Philadelphia 76ers' game on Friday and he was moving well, executing jump hooks with either hand and exhibiting good mobility.

Embiid has missed the entire season with a right foot stress fracture.

Marc Narducci/Philadelphia Inquirer

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LeBron James Sits Against Pacers For Rest

Feb 27, 2015 6:43 PM

LeBron James will miss Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers due to rest.

David Blatt said he made the decision to sit James based on “a combination of things” and not one specific ailment.

“It was not his idea, it was mine. Let’s put it that way,” Blatt said. “We have our hand on the pulse of LeBron and all our players. We’re doing what we have to do here to keep our team healthy all the way through the season.”

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-8 this season in games without James.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Derrick Rose Undergoes Surgery, Expected Back In 4-6 Weeks
Derrick Rose is expected to return from his knee surgery in four to six weeks.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Kyrie Irving To Receive MRI On Injured Shoulder
Kyrie Irving is listed as doubtful for the Cavaliers game against the Pacers Friday night.

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Ainge: Sullinger Hasn't Met His Conditioning Standards
Jared Sullinger is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

Zack Cox/NESN

Paul George Participates In First Full Practice, Return Date Unclear
Paul George participated in his first full practice this season with the Pacers on Thursday.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Darren Collison To Undergo Surgery, Likely Out For Season
Darren Collison will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Derrick Rose To Undergo Meniscectomy On Right Knee
A timetable for when Derrick Rose will return will be determined following the procedure.

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James Harden Sprains Right Ankle
James Harden left the arena limping badly.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Ronnie Price Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Surgery
Ronnie 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
Russell Westbrook has inarguably been one of the NBA's best players since the third surgery from December of 2013.

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Derrick Rose To Undergo Knee Surgery To Repair Medial Meniscus Tear
Derrick Rose will undergo surgery after an MRI revealed medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

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Carmelo Anthony Played Most Of Season With Partial Tear In Knee
Carmelo Anthony played most of the season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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.

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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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