Basketball Wiretap

Jon Horst Says Grayson Allen Underwent 'Little Procedure' On Left Ring Finger

Jun 18, 2022 1:53 AM

Jon Horst said that Grayson Allen underwent a "little procedure" on his left ring finger due to an injury that was bothering the 26-year-old during the season.

"A lot of times, guys do maintenance-type stuff, routine stuff in the offseason to kind of get ready," said Horst. "It was good for him to kind of approach it in the offseason. It'll be fine."

Allen averaged 11.1 points and 3.4 rebounds last season with the Bucks.

Horst added that Khris Middleton is continuing to "ramp up" his on-court work after hurting his knee in the playoffs. 

"[He] looks great, really starting to ramp up his court work and his lifting and everything. He's fine."


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Marquese Chriss Undergoes Knee Surgery

Jun 16, 2022 12:59 AM

Marquese Chriss underwent knee surgery on Wednesday, sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

The news of Chriss' surgery comes on the same day he was traded to the Rockets in a package for Christian Wood

Chriss is set to rehab for the next couple months. 

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Tags: Marquese Chriss, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Injury

Hawks Announce Jalen Johnson Had Knee Procedure

Jun 14, 2022 11:53 AM

The Atlanta Hawks announced that forward Jalen Johnson underwent a non-surgical procedure on his left knee after the season. The procedure was to alleviate tendinitis for Johnson. He's expected to make a full recovery before training camp this fall.

Johnson appeared in just 22 NBA games in his rookie season. He was part of a deep Hawks frontcourt. In eight G League contests with the College Park Skyhawks, Johnson averaged 22.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game.

Johnson is likely to miss 2022 Summer League, as he rehabs from the procedure.

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James Wiseman Could Return To Action For Summer League

Jun 13, 2022 11:29 AM

James Wiseman has missed the entirety of the 2021-22 season for the Golden State Warriors. But the former second overall pick recently had a procedure which could have him ready to play in 2022 Summer League.

Wiseman and Warriors GM Bob Meyers traveled to London in April and the young center had a plasma-rich injection to promote healing throughout his body. The hope was that this would help Wiseman's knee, which was originally surgically repaired in April of 2021.

Wiseman has been pain-free in recent weeks. That has him nearing clearance for full-contact work in the coming weeks. The Warriors and Wiseman both have set a goal for him to be cleared to play in Summer League, which starts in early-July.

Golden State will participate in both the California Classic on July 2 and 3, as well as the Las Vegas Summer League, which runs from July 7 to July 17. The hope is that Wiseman will be able to play in at least some of those contests to give him a launching pad into a productive offseason before 2022 training camp this fall.

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Tags: James Wiseman, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Bogdan Bogdanovic Underwent Right Knee Surgery

Jun 11, 2022 2:22 PM

Atlanta Hawks wing Bogdan Bogdanovic will be out of 2022 EuroBasket after recently undergoing surgery on his right knee. Bogdanovic was limited throughout the playoffs due to right knee issues, including missing Game 5 of the Hawks 4-1 series loss to the Miami Heat.

The doctor for the Serbian National Team shared that Bogdanovic would be out for EuroBasket, and that his recovery is expected to take at least three months.

“Two or three weeks ago, our national team member (Bogdanovic) underwent surgery on his right knee, and recovery takes time, not very short, at least three months,” Serbian National Team doctor Dragan Radovanovic said. “We hear from each other almost every day, the procedure went in the best order, at a clinic in California. He will stay in the USA for another month, and then he should come to Belgrade, Serbia”.


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Brandon Ingram Had Successful Surgery On Right Pinky Finger

Jun 10, 2022 5:16 PM

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram underwent successful surgery on his right pinky to address a flexion contracture. Ingram is expected to need approximately six-to-eight weeks for recovery.

A flexion contracture is generally an injury or condition which results in an inability to fully straighten the injured part of the body. This can occur through contact, overuse or genetically.

If Ingram is recovered in the timeline given, he'll be healthy well in advance of training camp. Training camp will start in late-September or early-October.

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Optimism Stephen Curry Will Play Game 4 Of NBA Finals

Jun 9, 2022 12:52 PM

Stephen Curry appeared to have reinjured his left foot on a play where several Celtics and Warriors dove for a loose ball in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Finals. Fortunately, it appears Curry avoided any sort of major injury.

Curry was previously injured in a regular season game against Boston when Marcus Smart dove for a loose ball and rolled up on Curry's foot/ankle. Curry missed nearly a month of action before returning for the start of the playoffs.

Curry appears to have avoided the need for an MRI. He plans to take part in Warriors practice on the off day between Games 3 and 4 on Thursday.

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Ben Simmons Begins Rehab Phase, Scheduled To Be Ready 'Well Before Training Camp'

Jun 9, 2022 1:34 AM

Ben Simmons has moved from the recovery phase to the rehab phase following his back surgery, sources told Brian Lewis of the New York Post. 

Lewis adds that Simmons is currently on schedule and should be fully recovered "well before training camp."

Simmons underwent the surgery on May 5. 

Simmons did not play a single game this season. Sean Marks reiterated that Simmons attempted to return with the Nets before the decision to shut him down for the season.

Brian Lewis/New York Post

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Steph Curry Doesn't 'Expect To Miss A Game' Due To Foot Injury

Jun 9, 2022 1:21 AM

Steph Curry said he doesn't expect to miss Game 4 of the NBA Finals due to the foot injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of Game 3. 

“I don’t expect to miss a game,” Curry said. “Hopefully it responds well over the next couple days.”

Curry suffered the injury during a scramble for a loose ball. 

Curry compared the current injury to a foot sprain he suffered against the Celtics in the regular season, though he added that it wasn't as bad. 

Steve Kerr said that he took Curry out of the game with two minutes left because the Warriors were down 14 and not because of concern over the injury.

“We will know more tomorrow,” added Kerr. 

Game 4 is scheduled for Friday. 

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Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

Andre Iguodala Out For Game 2

Jun 5, 2022 5:37 PM

Andre Iguodala is listed as out for Game 2 of the NBA Finals due to right knee inflammation.

Igoudala has been struggling throughout the playoffs with a cervical disc injury in his neck.

Igoudala played 12 minutes in Game 1. 

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Robert Williams Questionable For Game 2 Due To Left Knee Soreness

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Lonzo Ball Knee 'Still Not Right,' Concern As To Whether He Can Return On Opening Night

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Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Andre Iguodala Questionable For Game 1

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Joel Embiid Undergoes Surgeries On Right Thumb, Left Index Finger

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Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Andre Iguodala Practice But Don't Scrimmage On Monday

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Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr. To Be Integrated Into Practice Slowly

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Gary Payton II Expected To Return From Fractured Elbow For Finals

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