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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Out Six Months With Shoulder Surgery

Oct 5, 2015 2:45 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo surgery on his shoulder and miss six months.

Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder in the Charlotte Hornets' first preseason game.

Kidd-Gilchrist signed an extension in the offseason.

The injury will open up more minutes for Jeremy Lamb.

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Tags: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Alexis Ajinca Out 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Oct 5, 2015 1:47 PM

Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right hamstring strain.

The injury occurred during the second quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Ajinca, 7-2, 220, appeared in 68 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging a career-best 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. In 195 NBA games for New Orleans, Toronto, Dallas and Charlotte, Ajinca holds career averages of 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. After originally signing with New Orleans on Dec. 20, 2013, the French native signed a multi-year contract with New Orleans on July 9, 2015.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Dislocates Shoulder, X-Rays Negative

Oct 4, 2015 9:43 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his right shoulder, but x-rays came back negative.

Kidd-Gilchrist was curling off a screen late in the second quarter when he tumbled to the ground after absorbing a foul by a Magic player. 


Gilchrist signed a four-year, $52 million extension in August. He averaged a career-high 10.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game last season, although he was limited to 55 games due to injuries.


Tags: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Andrew Bogut Lost 20 Pounds In Offseason

Oct 3, 2015 3:50 PM

Andrew Bogut lost approximately 20 pounds during the offseason.

Bogut said he's feeling especially springy in camp.

Bogut played in 67 regular season games in each of the past two seasons after having an injury-plagued 11-12 and 12-13 seasons.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Derrick Rose Undergoes Surgery, Will Return In Two Weeks

Sep 30, 2015 5:28 PM

Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery on his fractured left orbital.

Rose will be able to resume basketball activities in two weeks.

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Derrick Rose Suffers Left Orbital Fracture

Sep 29, 2015 7:01 PM

Derrick Rose sustained a left orbital fracture when elbowed in the face during Tuesday's practice.

Rose will undergo surgery on Wednesday.

A timetable will be determined for his return will be announced following Rose's surgery.

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Iman Shumpert Out Three Months With Right Wrist Injury

Sep 29, 2015 12:55 PM

Iman Shumpert recently suffered a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist.

The extent of the injury was confirmed by MRI at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health on Monday by Dr. Thomas Graham and Dr. Richard Parker.

Shumpert will have surgery to repair his wrist Wednesday at Cleveland Clinic. His return to play is currently projected to be 12 to 14 weeks.

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Wesley Matthews Could Be Out Until Christmas

Sep 28, 2015 7:27 PM

Wesley Matthews will definitely not be ready for the Dallas Mavericks' regular season opener.

Matthews is still returning from a torn Achilles sustained on March 5th.

Asked if Christmas was a realistic date for Matthews' return, Rick Carlisle said: "It's a definite maybe.

"It could be sooner. It's hard to say. His court activity has been ramped up some. He will participate in certain aspects of training camp, but nothing live to start with."

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Andre Iguodala Underwent Knee Injections In Germany

Sep 28, 2015 4:55 PM

Andre Iguodala recently returned from a trip to Germany where he underwent healing injections in his knee.

Iguodala believes he is already seeing positive effects.

“My knees feel really good,” Iguodala said. “I’ve been dunking a lot lately, which I normally don’t do in the offseason.”

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Kyrie Irving Plans Changes To Game To Avoid Injuries

Sep 28, 2015 4:46 PM

Kyrie Irving plans on altering his game to reduce the amount of injuries he has suffered throughout his career.

Irving spent part of the offseason reviewing film and looking for ways to avoid hard falls.

"For me it's about ... staying off the floor a little bit more," Irving said. "It's how can I be better in terms of avoiding injuries going to the basket and falling on the floor. I enjoy finishing around the big men, but honestly I'm trying to stay off the floor. I'm trying to get better in that aspect."


Irving has missed an average of 14 regular season games per season.

Part of the reason for his long injury list is his willingness to attack the basket and finish in traffic, two areas at which he excels.


"I don't play above the rim. I'm not a lot faster than anyone else," Irving said. "I'm not going to stop trying to get to the basket. I don't want to stay away, but in terms of going in there every single time -- especially with the centers and power forwards we have -- I don't have to do it every single time."

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Brandon Jennings Still Has No Timetable For Return
Brandon Jennings has been cleared by doctors to continue a steady progression of basketball related rehabilitation activities.

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Chandler Parsons Underwent 'Minor Hybrid' Microfracture Surgery
Chandler Parsons has not been fully cleared for the beginning of training camp with the Mavericks.

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Mike Dunleavy Jr. Out 8-10 Weeks With Back Surgery
The Bulls re-signed Dunleavy during free agency after he resisted strong overtures from the Cavaliers.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Jrue Holiday To Remain On Minutes Restriction Until January
Jrue Holiday underwent offseason surgery to remove a screw from his lower leg.

Brett Dawson/New Orleans Advocate

Kevin Durant Fully Cleared For Camp, Playing 5-On-5 Already
Kevin Durant has been fully cleared for training camp as he recovers from multiple foot surgeries.

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Jabari Parker Cleared To Practice When Bucks Begin Camp
Jabari Parker is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered on Dec. 15.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Darrun Hilliard Undergoes Surgery For Broken Nose
Darrun Hilliard will be fitted with a mask for the next three weeks and will continue all basketball-related activities.

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Brandon Jennings 'Not Close' To Being Cleared For Return
Brandon Jennings is currently shooting and running on a treadmill at 60 percent of his body weight.

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Kobe Bryant Cleared For All Basketball Activities
Kobe Bryant is recovering from a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

Kevin Love Could Be Ready For Opening Night
Kevin Love continues to rehab his shoulder and could be ready for the start of the regular season.

David Zavac/Fear The Sword

Taj Gibson On Schedule Returning From Ankle Surgery
Taj Gibson said he is running and cutting and mostly performing one-on-one basketball drills.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Chris Bosh Has Recovered From Blood Clots, 'Ready To Play'
Chris Bosh appeared on The Late, Late Show with James Corden on CBS.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

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