Basketball Wiretap

Tacko Fall To Miss One Week Following Knee Sprain

Sep 14, 2019 11:48 AM

Tacko Fall suffered a mild knee sprain while attempting to block a shot, league sources told Jared Weiss of The Athletic.

Fall will be out for one week.

Fall signed a Exhibit 10 deal with the Celtics earlier this summer.

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Tags: Tacko Fall, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury

Jayson Tatum Out At Least Two Games With Sprained Left Ankle

Sep 4, 2019 9:29 AM

Jayson Tatum will miss at least the next two games of the World Cup with a sprained left ankle.

Tatum turned the ankle in the final seconds of overtime in Team USA's 93-92 win over Turkey on Tuesday.

Team USA will open second-round play Saturday, but that is not an elimination game. The first time the Americans could face elimination is Monday, the day Tatum will be reevaluated.

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Tags: Jayson Tatum, United States, NBA, NBA Injury, National, National World Championships, National Teams

Joe Lacob: Klay Thompson Is 'The Greatest Two-Guard On The Planet'

Sep 1, 2019 12:22 PM

Joe Lacob said that he had no hesitation in signing Klay Thompson to a five-year, $190 million max contract even after the shooting guard tore his ACL.

"There was no doubt in my mind, whatsoever. I, and we, want Klay to be here for a long time. He's one of my favorite players in the world," Lacob told Monte Poole in the latest episode of The Warriors Insider Podcast.

Thompson is expected to be out until around February or March with the injury, and Lacob added that "plenty of people have come back from ACLs and done pretty well."

Lacob also called Thompson the best shooting guard on the planet. 

"Personally, I think he's the greatest two-guard -- I'm old school. I know it's positionless basketball, but I go by positions. To me, he's the greatest two-guard on the planet. He's both ends. He's a two-way player."

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Tags: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Darius Miller Undergoes Surgery For Ruptured Achilles

Aug 29, 2019 11:12 AM

Darius Miller underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon.

Dr. Martin O’Malley, in consultation with Pelicans Team Orthopedist Dr. Misty Suri of Ochsner Sports Medicine, performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

A timeline for Miller’s return to basketball activities will be made available at a later date.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Darius Miller, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury

Draymond Green On DeMarcus Cousins' Injury: 'I'm Really At A Loss For Words'

Aug 16, 2019 2:05 AM

Players from around the league reacted to the news of DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL, with Draymond Green expressing the high hopes he had for Cousins coming into the season.

"One of my goals coming into this season was for DeMarcus to destroy everybody and come back and show how great of a player he is and get what I think he deserves. I'm really at a loss for words about it. It's one that really hurt me for sure," Green told Marc Spears of The Undefeated.

Steve Kerr also expressed his sadness over the injury, saying "I'm devastated for DeMarcus. It's been a couple of years of hell for DeMarcus. ... We are all crushed for him."

Wilson Chandler took to Twitter to discuss how players need to take recovering from a quad injury more seriously. Cousins tore his quad in game 2 of the Warriors' opening round playoff series against the Clippers. 

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Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury