Basketball Wiretap

Jared Sullinger To Undergo Foot Surgery

Oct 23, 2016 8:37 PM

Jared Sullinger will undergo surgery on his left foot and will miss at least the first few weeks of the season.

The surgery on Sullinger will be performed on Monday in New York.

Sullinger signed a one-year, $6 million free-agent deal with the Toronto Raptors in July.

Sullinger averaged 11.1 points and 7.7 rebounds over four seasons with the Boston Celtics.

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Nerlens Noel To Miss 3-5 Weeks With Left Knee Surgery

Oct 23, 2016 11:46 AM

Nerlens Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks with his surgery on his left knee.

Noel's surgery will address an inflamed plica above his left knee.

Dr. Riley Williams will scope the area during a 10-minute procedure.

Noel's only game action this preseason came in the Oct. 4 opener against Boston at the University of Massachusetts.  He finished that game with six points on 3-for-8 shooting. Noel also finished with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Noel will be a restricted free agent in 2017.

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Patrick Beverley To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Knee Surgery

Oct 23, 2016 11:23 AM

Pat Beverley opted to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out for four to six weeks, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday.

Beverley had not played since the first preseason game and had met with doctors several times to consider treatment options. 

Mike D'Antoni on Friday indicated Beverley could miss the season's first 20 games. Beverley averaged 9.9 points on 40 percent 3-point shooting last year.

Eric Gordon will replace Beverley in the Rockets' starting lineup.

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Jared Sullinger Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury

Oct 21, 2016 8:37 PM

Jared Sullinger could be out indefinitely with a foot injury.

Sullinger was projected to be the Toronto Raptors' starting power forward.

“Jared is still sore. He may be a little while before he comes back,” Dwane Casey said ahead of his team’s final preseason game against the Wizards.

“He may get checked out to see what else is going on, but he’s not going to go tonight.”

Sullinger had his left foot stepped on in the first preseason game and hasn’t played since.

“We’ll get it checked out and see what it is,” Casey said. “He worked out (Thursday). He’ll get it looked at and see what’s going on because he’s been sore for a while now.”

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Danny Green Out Three Weeks With Quad Strain

Oct 21, 2016 7:23 PM

Danny Green will be out for approximately three weeks with a left quad strain.

Green is coming off a season in which his three-point shooting dropped from 41.8 percent to 33.2 percent.

Green re-signed with the Spurs on a four-year, $45 million contract in the 2015 offseason.

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Nerlens Noel To Undergo Minor Surgery On Left Knee

Oct 21, 2016 6:50 PM

During the normal course of evaluation and treatment for his left adductor strain, which was identified on October 6, Nerlens Noel reported localized soreness in his left knee.

After consulting with multiple specialists, the source of the soreness was identified as inflamed plica. Noel has elected to address the injury via a minor surgical procedure in the coming days.

Noel will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

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Marcus Smart Out Several Weeks With Ankle Sprain

Oct 20, 2016 10:56 AM

Marcus Smart suffered a left ankle sprain in Wednesday's preseason game and will be out for multiple weeks.

It is the same ankle that Smart has sprained before, but it doesn’t appear to be as bad a previous ankle sprain.

Smart was helped to the locker room by teammates as he didn't put any weight on the ankle.

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Marvin Williams Suffers Fractured Finger

Oct 19, 2016 2:03 PM

Marvin Williams has suffered a non-displaced fracture in the middle finger of his left hand.

Williams will be re-evaluated on Oct. 25th.

Williams re-signed with the Charlotte Hornets in the offseason on a four-year, $54.5 million deal.

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Patrick Beverley Could Undergo Knee Surgery

Oct 18, 2016 7:40 PM

Patrick Beverley could undergo surgery on his left knee. Beverley will undergo further evaluations this week before a final determination is made.

Beverley has missed the past four preseason games with knee irritation.

Mike D'Antoni has planned on starting Beverley alongside James Harden in the backcourt.

With Beverley sidelined, D'Antoni has used K.J. McDaniels and Eric Gordon in the backcourt with Harden.

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Marc Gasol Not Concerned By Sore Ankle

Oct 16, 2016 5:17 PM

Marc Gasol left in the third quarter of Saturday night's double-overtime preseason game against Houston with a sore right ankle.  

Gasol underwent surgery last February to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot.

"I didn't have to leave the game. I got subbed out," said Gasol. "Then just used (the time on the bench) to get some ice and remove my ankle tape. That was all."

Gasol went to the locker room after exiting the game and returned in the fourth quarter. 

"He's OK, he just got sore," David Fizdale said. "They will treat him (Sunday) and re-evaluate it, but I don't think it's anything to be worried about. At some point, we knew he was going to get sore, so we're expecting it to be fine."

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Ian Mahinmi Out 4-6 Weeks With Partially Torn Meniscus In Left Knee
Ian Mahinmi has suffered a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee and has undergone surgery.

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Mario Chalmers Receiving Strong Interest From Cavs
Mario Chalmers injured his Achilles last March while playing for the Grizzlies.

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Mo Williams Undergoes Surgery, Critical Of Cavs As He Still Occupies Roster Spot
The Cavs have attempted to negotiate a buyout for Mo Williams' $2.2 million contract for the 16-17 season but no agreement has been reached.

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Anthony Davis Out Up To Two Weeks With Ankle Sprain
Anthony Davis has played in 64, 67, 68 and 61 games in his first four NBA seasons as he's been limited by a series of minor injuries.

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Tiago Splitter Out At Least Four Weeks With Hamstring Strain
If Tiago Splitter returns in four weeks, he'll have missed at least seven regular season games.

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Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks Following PRP Treatment
Reggie Jackson underwent the same procedure in the past with the Thunder.

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Reggie Jackson To Undergo Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment On Knee
Reggie Jackson previously underwent PRP treatment in 2011 when he was playing for the Thunder.


Brice Johnson Out Indefinitely With Herniated Disc In Lower Back
Brice Johnson averaged 15.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in five games in Summer League.

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Gordon Hayward Out Six Weeks With Broken Finger
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz in scoring last season at 19.7 points per game.

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Cody Zeller Out Indefinitely With Bone Bruise In Right Knee
Cody Zeller first suffered the injury during the playoffs and it flared up during Team USA scrimmages in July.

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Gary Harris Out 4-6 Weeks With Partially Torn Groin
Gary Harris averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 32.1 minutes per game last season for the Nuggets as a starter.

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Serge Ibaka Undergoes MRI On Knee, Shows No Structural Damage
Serge Ibaka will be available for Orlando's preseason game on Wednesday.


Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks With Knee Tendinitis
The Pistons will explore the point guard market Reggie Jackson out for several weeks.

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Ben Simmons Undergoes Surgery For Jones Fracture
It is not yet known how long Ben Simmons will be sidelined.

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Eric Moreland Still Not Cleared From Foot Injury, Waived By Cavs
Doctors have told Eric Moreland that he is approximately 6-8 weeks away from being 100 percent.

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Ben Simmons To Undergo Surgery Next Week
The 76ers and doctors involved believe Ben Simmons suffered an "acute injury" unrelated to his weight gain of muscle mass.

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Ben Simmons Fractures Fifth Metatarsal In Right Foot
Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of training camp.

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Cameron Payne Suffers Fracture In Right Foot
Following surgery on his right foot July 25 to repair a Jones fracture, Cameron Payne had been a full participant in preseason practice with no restrictions.

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Khris Middleton Undergoes Successful Hamstring Surgery
Khris Middleton is expected to be sidelined for approximately six months.

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Josh McRoberts Still Recovering From Broken Foot Suffered In Playoffs
Josh McRoberts has had a pair of injury-plagued seasons with the Heat.

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