Basketball Wiretap

Markelle Fultz Making Progress, Out 2-3 More Weeks

Nov 19, 2017 2:13 PM

Markelle Fultz is making progress with his shoulder injury but will miss another two to three weeks.

Fultz was examined Sunday by Dr. Ben Kibler, the medical director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.

Fultz's soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving.

Fultz will continue with physiotherapy and begin progressing toward full basketball activities.

Fultz played in four games before he was shut down.


Tags: Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

Anthony Davis Cleared Of Concussion Diagnosis

Nov 19, 2017 2:15 PM

Anthony Davis has been cleared of the original diagnosis of a concussion and instead has a bruise of the orbital bone above his right eye.

Davis has had two concussions in his NBA career, in November 2012 and January 2016.

Davis is probable for Monday's game against the Thunder.


Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury

Magic To Discontinue To Orlando Summer League

Nov 19, 2017 2:17 PM

The Orlando Summer League will discontinue with the Magic shifting to Las Vegas.

The Magic have held the Summer League since 2002.

"The pendulum is swinging toward teams playing in Vegas," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told the Orlando Sentinel.

The Orlando Summer League has a closed door policy to fans.

"It's a level of competition and a level of exposure when more or less every team in the league is there and you're playing in front of 20,000 people as opposed to playing in a gym with a few hundred people," Weltman said. "So it better prepares you for what NBA life is really about with the crowds, the pressure, the travel -- a lot of what you're going to have to confront. Obviously, it's not a true test of an NBA season, but it's a little taste."


Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Summer League

Kevin Durant Out For Sunday's Game With Sprained Ankle

Nov 19, 2017 1:40 PM

Kevin Durant will miss Sunday's game with a left ankle sprain.

Durant suffered the injury in Saturday's win over Philadelphia.

Durant is ruled as day-to-day, although the injury is not believed to be serious.

The Warriors will play at Oklahoma City on Wednesday.


Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Anthony Davis Suffers Third Concussion Of Career

Nov 18, 2017 10:21 AM

Anthony Davis has suffered the third concussion of his career in the New Orleans Pelicans' blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday.

Davis took a shot to the head from Nikola Jokic early in the third quarter and left the game. Davis remained on the floor with his hands over his face for approximately a minute before walking to the locker room.

Davis previously suffered concussions in November 2012 and January 2016.

"I don't want (anybody) to get injured because of me," said Jokic. "I hope he's good. I didn't do it on purpose.''


Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury

Russell Westbrook: My Job Is To Make Sure Paul George, Carmelo Anthony Are Comfortable

Nov 17, 2017 7:28 PM

Russell Westbrook said it is up to him to make things work with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George.

"That's a part of my job to make sure those guys are [comfortable]," Westbrook said. "Those guys are great players, and my job is to make sure they're comfortable, and in their spots, and comfortable with the things that best benefits their game."

Westbrook, George and Anthony are each accustomed to dominating the ball.

Westbrook has resisted the urge to shoot as frequently as he did last season.

"No, that was last year," Westbrook said. "This is a new year, new team."

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Tags: Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Delon Wright Suffers Dislocated Right Shoulder

Nov 17, 2017 7:16 PM

Test results confirmed Delon Wright sustained an injury consistent with a dislocated right shoulder.

The injury occurred in the second quarter of Toronto’s game November 15 at New Orleans. Wright had surgery on the same shoulder Aug. 1, 2016 following an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

Wright will travel with the team to New York City next week for further consultation with Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Tags: Delon Wright, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Injury

Derrick Rose Out 2-3 Weeks With Sprained Left Ankle

Nov 17, 2017 7:13 PM

Derrick Rose remains Out with a sprained left ankle.

Rose received additional imaging and evaluation at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Cavaliers team physician Dr. James Rosneck and Dr. Brian Donley.

Due to continued symptoms, the ankle will be immobilized in a boot for the next week and he will also undergo an extended treatment process over the next two to three weeks. 

Rose's status will be updated as appropriate.

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Tags: Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

Mark Cuban In Talks To Buy G League's Legends

Nov 17, 2017 6:37 PM

Mark Cuban is in talks to become the majority owner of the Texas Legends of the G League.

The Legends have been owned by an ownership group led by Donnie Nelson and Evan Wyly since they were founded in 2010.

The Mavericks would become the 23rd NBA team to own a majority stake in its G League affiliate. 

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Texas Legends, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Adam Silver Rejected Interest In NFL Commissioner Job

Nov 17, 2017 6:31 PM

Adam Silver was approached by a confidant of an NFL owner to see if he would have interest in becoming commissioner of the NFL.

Silver immediately said he wasn't interested.

Silver became commissioner of the NBA in February of 2014, replacing David Stern.

Roger Goodell's future as commissioner of the NFL remains uncertain.

Don Van Natta Jr., Seth Wickersham/ESPN

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D'Angelo Russell Undergoes Surgery On Left Knee
D'Angelo Russell will be out indefinitely following knee surgery.

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Silver, Roberts Discuss One-And-Done With NCAA Commission
The NCAA ultimately has no formal say in rules governing the league's early-entry rules.

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Mike Conley Out At Least Two Weeks With Heel, Achilles Issue
Mike Conley will undergo therapy and treatment to help promote healing and alleviate soreness.

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Dunc'd On: GSW/BOS, HOU/PHX, Covington Extension, Embiid's Ceiling, News
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux discuss BOS/GSW, HOU/PHX, Robert Covington, and Joel Embiid.

Kevin Durant Has Moved To Better Place With Feelings Towards Thunder
Kevin Durant spoke about how he's finally moved on past his negative feelings towards the Thunder.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report

Lonzo Ball Worked On Shot At Lakers' Facility After Loss To 76ers
Lonzo Ball went 1-for-9 from the field and 0-for-6 on three-pointers in the game.

Serena Winters/Lakers Nation

Mavericks To Sign Antonius Cleveland To Two-Way Deal, Release Gian Clavell
Antonius Cleveland had been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League.

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Okaro White Undergoes Successful Surgery On Fractured Foot
Okaro White underwent successful surgery to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot.

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Kevin Durant Feels More Comfortable With Stephen Curry Being Face Of Warriors
Kevin Durant's transition to California and the Warriors has gone as well as one could have expected.

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Kevin Durant Felt LeBron 'Passing The Torch' With His Game 3 Shot
Kevin Durant's shot in Game 3 over LeBron James stands out as a defining moment of his career.

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Kobe Bryant's Message To Kyle Kuzma: Just Work
Kyle Kuzma had dinner with Kobe Bryant on Tuesday evening.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Joel Embiid Posts NBA's First 46-Point, 15-Rebound, 7-Assist, 7-Block Line
Joel Embiid posted a career high 46 points at the Lakers.

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Denver Was Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray For Kyrie Irving
Jamal Murray, Wilson Chandler and a top-3 protected first round pick for Kyrie Irving could have started a conversation.

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Nuggets Were Close To Trade With Suns For Eric Bledsoe
The deal would have included Emmanuel Mudiay and a first round pick.

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Nuggets Declined Offer Of Protected 2nd Round Pick From Lottery Team For Jameer Nelson
By waiving Jameer Nelson, the Nuggets allowed him to choose his destination.

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Cavs See Benefits Of New Travel Schedule
The Cavs are trying to remain in the city they play in overnight and fly out the next day.

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Dunc'd On: Mailbag (11.16.17)
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux answer listener questions.

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Dirk Nowitzki Will Make 18-19 Decision Based On Body, Not Mavs' Record
Dirk Nowitzki has said he hopes to play at least one more season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Robert Covington, 76ers Finalizing Four-Year, $62M Extension
The deal will include a $15 million renegotiation bump on Robert Covington's $1.57 million salary this season.

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Okaro White Out Indefinitely With Broken Foot
Okaro White was hurt during what the Heat described as "a freak play" during Tuesday’s practice.

Manny Navarro/Miami Herald