May 19, 2013 11:10 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony will have his injured left shoulder re-examined in order to determine how to treat it moving forward.
The New York Knicks are hopeful that Anthony will not need surgery and that it will improve with rest.
Anthony originally injured his shoulder during an April 14th win over the Indiana Pacers. Anthony reported that his left arm "popped in and out" when Kevin Garnett yanked his arm in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.
Anthony had fluid drained from his right knee two months ago but according to the team official Anthony's knee has improved and won't need arthroscopic surgery.
May 18, 2013 7:53 PM EDT
George Hill has been cleared to play and will start for the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 against the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't expect Hill, who suffered a concussion on Tuesday night and missed Thursday's Game 5, to be limited.
The team released the following statement about 90 minutes prior to the tip:
Over the last two days under the care of the Indiana Pacers' medical staff, George Hill has participated in each step of the NBA's Return-to-Participation Exertion Protocol as part of the NBA's Concussion Policy.
During the process, George remained symptom-free after each step including his workouts earlier today. After consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the NBA's Director of Concussion Management, the Pacers' team physicians have cleared George to play in tonight's game.
May 18, 2013 2:12 AM EDT
After battling an inflammed left ankle late in the season, Kevin Garnett will continue to rest it and will not have surgery.
The Boston Celtics' medical staff is confident rest will heal Garnett's ankle.
Danny Ainge recently said the Celtics are awaiting for final word from Garnett about whether he will return for next season.
May 17, 2013 10:46 AM EDT
Greg Oden is attempting to return to the NBA after not playing since 2009.
Oden has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, amongst other teams.
Deshaun Thomas, who attended Ohio State like Oden, said on Thursday that the two have been working out.
"Man, he looks unbelievable," he said at the draft combine. "He's running. He's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he's ready to go. He's running, getting in shape. I'll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that's all he does, running and getting in shape. He's looking right."
May 16, 2013 7:20 PM EDT
George Hill was ruled out for Game 5 by the Indiana Pacers due to a concussion suffered in Game 4.
The Pacers had kept Hill's injury quiet.
Hill believes he suffered the injury when being hit in the head by Tyson Chandler.
D.J. Augustin will start and Frank Vogel said that Paul George could even see some time at the point.
May 16, 2013 2:50 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls were eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, ending their season without having Derrick Rose in the lineup for a single game.
Rose tore his ACL during Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
"He never quite reached the comfort level he needed to play," said Tom Thibodeau. "So he made the right decision."
Rose looked close to returning at one point of the season and said that he might return for the Bulls' series against the Miami Heat.
"He’s been diligent," said Thibodeau. "He’ll continue to be diligent throughout the summer. And he’ll be ready to go next year."
May 14, 2013 5:51 PM EDT
Iman Shumpert underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which did not reveal any structural damage in his left knee.
Shumpert is expected to play for the New York Knicks in Game 4.
Shumpert tore his ACL approximately a year ago.
May 14, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
LeBron James has often worn a padded sleeve on his right elbow since he first suffered an injury during the 2010 NBA playoffs.
James received an MRI on the elbow, but never discussed the extent of the injury.
James shot 11-for-35 over the final two games of the Cleveland Cavaliers' second round loss to the Boston Celtics, his final games with the franchise.
"My last year in Cleveland, I had an elbow injury that lingered throughout the playoffs," said James.
"I just tried to go out there and give it all you got. It sucks because you know you can play much better. You know you can do things but the injury is not allowing you to do it. It was on my shooting arm, so it was very tough. So I know what he's going through."
May 14, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
Dwyane Wade tweaked his bruised knee during the second quarter of Game 4's win by the Miami Heat over the Chicago Bulls.
"Just a shooting pain. It hurt," Wade said. "Eventually I was able to re-tape my knee, come back out and try to finish."
Wade didn't score in the first half and finished with six points for the game. It is just the fourth time in 117 career playoff games in which Wade didn't score in double-figures.
"Any time you have a guy who is not 100%, you have to give a little more effort," Chris Bosh said. "Dwyane has been having a tough time getting into the flow of some of the games."
Wade missed Game 4 of the first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks due to the knee.
"I'm taping it," said Wade. "When you have a [bone] bruise, you try to move the kneecap over so it won't rub. When you get into game sweat you have to re-tape it a bit."
May 13, 2013 5:25 PM EDT
Iman Shumpert sat out the New York Knicks' practice on Monday due to soreness in his left knee, but he is expecting to play in Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
"In my mind, I'm playing," Shumpert said.
Mike Woodson also believes that Shumpert will play and wanted to be cautious by leaving the guard out of practice.
Shumpert tore the ACL in his left knee last April.
J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin are gametime decision for Game 4 with sickness.
J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin missed the Knicks' practice on Sunday with the flu.
Stephen Curry re-injured his ankle in Game 3.
Derrick Rose reached the one-year anniversary of ACL surgery on Sunday.
Stephen Curry's availability for Sunday's Game 4 will be a game-time decision.
The procedure on Eric Gordon was completed in order to decrease pain caused by particles of scar tissue.
Luol Deng revealed he played part of this season with a fractured thumb to go along with torn ligaments in his wrist from last year.
Russell Westbrook will be off crutches in the next three to four weeks.
Pau Gasol will undergo a "FAST Technique" procedure on Thursday to help alleviate tendinosis in both knees.
Anthony Bennett will miss four months due to shoulder surgery.
Derrick Rose says he still could return at some point in the Chicago Bulls' second round series against the Miami Heat.
Dwyane Wade has a bone bruise in his right knee.
Steve Novak has felt progress during treatment for back spasms and told the media no MRI will be necessary.
Luol Deng underwent a spinal tap and was released from the hospital on Saturday.
Amar'e Stoudemire has played just 29 games this season due to lingering knee injuries.
Kevin Garnett dealt with ankle spurs for much of the 2012-13 season.
Carmelo Anthony expects to play when the Knicks open their series against the Pacers.
Derrick Rose told TNT's Rachel Nichols that he badly wants to come back to the court for the Bulls.
Alex Len will be sidelined until at least August as he rehabilitates his surgically-repaired ankle.
Carlos Delfino averaged 9 points per game in five playoff appearances against the Thunder.
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