October 2019 Basketball Wiretap

Kyle Kuzma Set To Make Season Debut On Friday, Will Be Limited To 'Around 20 Minutes'

Oct 31, 2019 10:59 PM

Kyle Kuzma is set to make his season debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks.

Kuzma, who is recovering from an ankle injury suffered during Team USA training camp, practiced with the team on Thursday.

Frank Vogel said that Kuzma will have a minutes restriction on Friday.

"[The training staff is] saying around 20 minutes. So there'll be a little bit of a restriction there," said Vogel. 

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Tags: Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Myles Turner Week-To-Week With Sprained Right Ankle

Oct 31, 2019 3:07 PM

Myles Turner has a sprained right ankle and is listed as week-to-week.

The injury was sustained in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Brooklyn.

The Pacers signed Domantas Sabonis to an extension, which gives them depth in the frontcourt. 

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Tags: Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Injury

Celtics Pick Up Third-Year Option On Robert Williams

Oct 31, 2019 2:24 AM

The Boston Celtics picked up the third-year option on Robert Williams' contract worth just over $2 million, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The 22-year-old Williams is averaging 5.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Steph Curry Suffers Broken Left Hand, Will Be Re-Evaluated After MRI, CT Scan

Oct 31, 2019 12:40 AM

Steph Curry suffered a broken left hand against the Phoenix Suns, confirmed the Golden State Warriors.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported that Curry fractured the second metacarpal, which represents the bone below the index finger.

Bob Myers said following the game that Curry will undergo a CT scan and an MRI to see if he needs surgery and determine a recovery schedule.  

Curry left the game after falling on his hand in the third quarter.

Curry was averaging 24 points, 6.7 assists, and 5 rebounds through three games in the season.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

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

Kawhi Leonard To Sit Out Wednesday Game Versus Jazz, Will Play Thursday Against Spurs

Oct 30, 2019 8:19 PM

Kawhi Leonard will sit out the Los Angeles Clippers' Wednesday night game against the Utah Jazz due to load management.

Leonard will play Thursday night against the Spurs.

Doc Rivers said that the team will determine on a "case-by-case" basis if and when Leonard rests during back to back games.

Rivers added that Leonard "has never felt better."

"Our goal is to have him playing and being fresh all year, and we're doing that so far. I keep saying this: He's not the only guy we're having those conversations with, and every team is doing it. We're just trying to do it, I don't know, I'm trying to say more efficiently than others," added Rivers.

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Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

Trae Young Out Until At Least Monday With Ankle Sprain

Oct 30, 2019 4:11 PM

Trae Young sustained a right ankle sprain during Tuesday night's game at Miami.

Young received treatment at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex and he was ruled out for Thursday night’s game versus the Miami Heat.

Young will be re-evaluated on Monday and his status will be updated as appropriate.

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Lakers Assign Kyle Kuzma To G League For Rehab Assignment

Oct 30, 2019 3:24 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned forward Kyle Kuzma to the South Bay Lakers for practice on a rehab assignment.

Kuzma will practice with South Bay, and then be re-assigned to Los Angeles immediately after practice.

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Enes Kanter Out For Bucks Game, Romeo Langford Could Make Season Debut

Oct 30, 2019 2:43 AM

Enes Kanter will sit out the Boston Celtics game against the Milwaukee Bucks due to a knee injury.

Kanter suffered a left knee contusion on opening night, and has missed the last two games.

Romeo Langford could make his regular season debut after spraining his knee in preseason.

Daniel Theis is also questionable to return against the Bucks.

Tom Westerholm/masslive.com

Tags: Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, Romeo Langford, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury

Trae Young Could Be Out Two Weeks With Injured Ankle

Oct 29, 2019 9:19 PM

Trae Young injured his right ankle and exited Tuesday's game against the Miami Heat.

Young had x-rays taken and results were negative.

Young will undergo an MRI as well to confirm the diagnosis as there's optimism it isn't a serious injury.

Shams Charania reported Young could miss two weeks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Injury

Elfrid Payton Leaves Game With Sore Hamstring

Oct 29, 2019 2:10 AM

Elfrid Payton left the New York Knicks' 105-98 win over the Chicago Bulls with soreness in his right hamstring.

"I'm not sure where it's at right now with Elfrid if he's going to be out or not. I've got to wait and hear from the trainers," said David Fizdale following the game.

Payton finished the game with 3 points and 2 rebounds in 21 minutes.

Fizdale was impressed with Frank Ntilikina, who took Payton's minutes.

"His minutes were fantastic. He guarded, he set the tone early, he made some nice plays to set people up, he got us organized," said Fizdale of Ntilikina,

Coby Green/SNY

Tags: Elfrid Payton, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Gerald Green Out Six Months With Surgery On Broken Foot

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Lakers Have Not 'Closed The Door' On DeMarcus Cousins Returning This Season

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Zach Collins Suffers Dislocated Shoulder, To Get MRI On Monday

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Rajon Rondo Day To Day With Calf Strain

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John Henson Out 2-4 Weeks With Strained Hamstring


Kevon Looney To Miss At Least Next Two Games With Nerve Injury

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Ricky Rubio To Miss Clippers Game With Knee Contusion

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Isaiah Thomas Expected To Make Wizards Debut Versus Spurs

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Jrue Holiday Listed As Day-To-Day With Knee Sprain

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Joel Embiid To Miss Saturday Game With Sprained Ankle


De'Aaron Fox Injures Hip, Hopes To Play Versus Jazz

Jason Anderson/Sacramento Bee

Jimmy Butler To Miss Next 2 Games Following Child's Birth


Draymond Green Plays Through 'Nerve Issue' In Right Elbow

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Nicolas Batum Out 2-3 Weeks With Broken Finger

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Ty Jerome Out Indefinitely With Ankle Sprain

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Mavin Bagley III Out 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Thumb

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Jimmy Butler Misses Heat Game For 'Personal Reasons'


Nicolas Batum Suffers Broken Finger

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Paul George Three Weeks Away From Making Clippers' Debut

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Steve Kerr: Warriors To 'Leave The Door Open' For Klay Thompson Return This Season

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