December 2018 Basketball Wiretap

Kent Bazemore Out At Least Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle

Dec 30, 2018 8:15 PM

Kent Bazemore will be re-evaluated in two weeks after an MRI revealed a sprained right ankle.

Bazemore suffered the injury in the third quarter of a recent game against the Cavs.

A frequent target of trade rumors, Bazemore is averaging a career-high 14 points and 4 rebounds this season. 

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Eric Gordon Considered Day-To-Day With Knee Injury, Rockets Recall Brandon Knight

Dec 30, 2018 5:14 PM

Eric Gordon is considered day-to-day after suffering a bruise on his right knee. He will miss at least one game.

Austin Rivers will start in Gordon's place.

The Rockets also recalled Brandon Knight after a one-game stint with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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John Wall To Undergo Heel Surgery, Will Miss Remainder Of The Season

Dec 29, 2018 6:09 PM

John Wall will be out for the season after planning to undergo surgery to repair bone spurs in his left heel. 

The 28-year-old Wall had been trying to play through heel pain for years, according to Scott Brooks. He opted to have surgery now in order to recover in time for the start of next season.

Wall had been averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists on the season. 

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Marvin Bagley III Out At Least Two More Weeks

Dec 29, 2018 12:56 AM

Marvin Bagley III will be held out of basketball activities for at least two more weeks. 

Bagley suffered a bone bruise on his left knee in a game against the Warriors on December 14th. An MRI showed no structural damage.

Bagley is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season. 

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John Wall Sits Out With Heel Injury, Will See Foot Specialist

Dec 29, 2018 12:36 AM

John Wall sat out of the Washington Wizards' 101-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls with a left heel injury.

Scott Brooks said Wall will see a specialist for the injury, adding that the point guard has managed heel issues for years and that "it comes and goes".

Wall is averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per game this season. 

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Rajon Rondo Out Four Weeks With Surgery On Injured Hand

Dec 28, 2018 11:49 AM

Rajon Rondo is expected to undergo surgery on his injured right hand.

Rondo will likely be out approximately four weeks.

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LeBron James To Miss Several Games With Groin Injury

Dec 27, 2018 4:00 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are planning on not having LeBron James for several games due to a groin injury.

James does not have a serious groin injury, but there is a healing process for him to navigate.

James has never had this severe of a groin injury in the past.

The Lakers are 20-14 and holding on to fourth place in the Western Conference. Their next four games -- versus Sacramento twice, the Clippers and Oklahoma City -- are against teams also in the conference playoff picture.

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LeBron James, Rajon Rondo To Sit Out Kings Game

Dec 27, 2018 3:14 AM

LeBron James will miss tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings with a groin injury. He will not travel with the team.

An MRI on his injured groin came back clean. He is listed as day-to-day.

Rajon Rondo will also not travel to Sacramento due to a grade 3 sprain on his ring finger. 

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LeBron James Day-To-Day With Strained Left Groin

Dec 26, 2018 2:53 PM

LeBron James underwent an MRI on Wednesday, which confirmed a strained left groin.

James will be listed as day-to-day.

James suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Lakers' win at the Warriors.

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Kristaps Porzingis Praised For Leadership During Rehab

Dec 26, 2018 10:11 AM

David Fizdale said he doesn't expect Kristaps Porzingis to return to practice any time soon. 

Fizdale, however, did say that Porzingis has been an excellent leader during his rehab.

"I'm so happy with him under the circumstances," Fizdale said. "I know it's killing him to not play. But he's in there [at the practice facility] every day rooting these guys on."

Some have doubted whether Porzingis will play at all this season as he recovers from a torn ACL.

"Why would he come back?" one executive said.

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LeBron James To Undergo MRI On Injured Groin
LeBron James said he "overextended" his groin as his right leg slipped.

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Agent Expects Markelle Fultz To Play Again This Season
Markelle Fultz has been regaining strength and mobility in his right shoulder.

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Chandler Parsons To Remain Inactive For 'Forseeable Future'
Parsons has played just three games this season and has one more year remaining on his contract.

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Tyler Ulis Out Indefinitely With Left Hip Surgery
The Bulls waived Tyler Ulis from his Two-Way contract.

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Luka Doncic Impresses Warriors, Leaves Game Early With Hip Injury
Doncic scored 14 points in the first quarter.

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Nick Nurse: Kawhi Leonard Will Start Playing Back-To-Back Games
Leonard has yet to play in both halves of a back-to-back this season.

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76ers Unsure If Markelle Fultz Will Play Again This Season
Markelle Fultz's shooting form, particularly from the free throw line, has been scrutinized.

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Wilson Chandler Out With Quad Injury
Chandler is averaging a career-low 6.3 points on the season.

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Chris Paul Out At Least Two Weeks With Grade-2 Left Hamstring Strain
Chris Paul suffered the injury in Thursday's loss to the Heat.

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Ersan Ilyasova Out With Fractured Nose
Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.9 minutes per game.

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Kristaps Porzingis Progressing With ACL Rehab, Will Be Re-Evaluated In Mid-February
Kristaps Porzingis underwent surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee on February 13th.

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Chris Paul Out Indefinitely With Hamstring Injury
The Rockets are 0-5 without Paul this season.

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Bobby Portis Out 2-4 Weeks With Sprained Ankle
Bobby Portis injured his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game.

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Aron Baynes Breaks Hand, Out Indefinitely
The Celtics are already thin at the post position with Al Horford missing the past five games.

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Zach LaVine Out 2-4 Weeks With Ankle Injury
Zach LaVine suffered a sprained deltoid ligament last week.

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Goran Dragic Out Two Months With Knee Surgery
Goran Dragic had missed 12 of Miami's last 14 games due to knee issues.

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Dion Waiters Practices For First Time Since January
Erik Spoelstra declined to offer a timetable for Dion Waiters.

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Marvin Bagley To Be Re-Evaluated In 10-14 Days
Bagley is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds on the season.

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Jonas Valanciunas Out Four Weeks With Surgery On Dislocated Thumb
Jonas Valanciunas suffered the injury in the first half of Toronto's win at the Warriors.

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Dirk Nowitzki To Make Season Debut Against Suns
Nowitzki will set an NBA record for most seasons played with one team.

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