December 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Kris Dunn Out Multiple Weeks After Surgery On Right Ankle

Dec 31, 2020 8:31 PM

Kris Dunn underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right ankle on Tuesday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York.

Dunn will be placed in a walking boot, and following a two-week period of rest, he will be reviewed and an update will be provided.

Dunn signed with the Atlanta Hawks this past offseason.

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TJ Warren Out Indefinitely With Surgery On Left Foot

Dec 31, 2020 6:43 PM

TJ Warren will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot and will be out indefinitely.

Warren had a similar procedure performed on his right foot in 2016.

Warren was averaging 15 points per game for the Indiana Pacers so far during the 20-21 season.

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DaQuan Jeffries Out Indefinitely With Grade 3 Left Ankle Sprain

Dec 30, 2020 3:39 PM

DaQuan Jeffries will miss an extended period of time with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain.

Jeffries was slated to key rotation role with the Sacramento Kings entering this season.

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Zach Collins Out Indefinitely With Ankle Surgery

Dec 30, 2020 2:17 PM

Zach Collins underwent revision surgery to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture.

The procedure was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

Collins previously underwent ankle surgery on September 1.

Collins is out indefinitely and his status will be updated accordingly.

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Kawhi Leonard Day-To-Day Due To Mouth Laceration

Dec 30, 2020 1:17 AM

Kawhi Leonard missed his second straight game on Tuesday night due to a mouth laceration.

Leonard received eight stitches in his mouth during the Clippers' game against the Nuggets on Christmas.

Ty Lue said that Leonard was day-to-day.

"I am not sure when he's getting the stitches out. But he's right now just day-to-day and recovery," said Lue.

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Kristaps Porzingis Returns to Practice, January Comeback 'Isn't Far-Fetched'

Dec 30, 2020 1:09 AM

Kristaps Porzingis returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in October on his right knee.

There is no timetable for Porzingis' return, through Rick Carlisle said it could happen in the next couple of weeks.

"Sometime in the next couple of weeks isn't far-fetched. It isn't certain, either. I think we just have to go day to day with it and hope that things can keep moving in a positive direction," said Carlisle.

Porzingis said his main goal was to re-find his rhythm before he returns to the court.

"I just need a little bit of time now to get back in a rhythm and feel good on the court, and that's it."

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Ja Morant Out 3-5 Weeks With Grade 2 Ankle Sprain

Dec 29, 2020 4:55 PM

Ja Morant will miss the next three to five weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain.

Morant landed on the foot of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot attempting a block.

Morant left the floor in a wheelchair and later returned to the bench in a walking boot.

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Kevin Love Out 3-4 Weeks With Right Calf Strain

Dec 29, 2020 11:47 AM

Kevin Love will be out three to four weeks with a right calf strain.

Love will undergo a series of treatment and rehabilitation.

Love initially injured the calf during the preseason. 

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Torrey Craig Suffers Nasal Fracture

Dec 29, 2020 11:16 AM

Torrey Craig suffered a nasal fracture in Sunday night’s game at New York and will not play in Tuesday’s game at Miami. 

Craig sustained contact to the head in the fourth period against the Knicks and left the game. He underwent a CT scan and further evaluation this morning in New York that revealed the injury.

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Ja Morant Leaves Court In Wheelchair Following Ankle Sprain

Dec 28, 2020 10:13 PM

Ja Morant left the court in a wheelchair after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter.

Morant attempted to block Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot's shot and landed awkwardly on Luwawu-Cabarrot's foot. Morant couldn't put any weight on his left leg and hopped to the sidelines before collapsing next to the Grizzlies' bench.

Morant was averaging 36 points and eight assists through the first two games of the season.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that an x-ray revealed no fracture.

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Spencer Dinwiddie Out For Season With Partially Torn ACL

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Spencer Dinwiddie Leaves Game With Knee Strain, To Be Re-Evaluated On Monday

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Carmelo Anthony Does Not Travel To Los Angeles Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Frank Vogel To Approach Resting LeBron James, Anthony Davis On 'Case-By-Case Basis'

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Kris Dunn To Undergo Ankle Surgery On Wednesday

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Karl-Anthony Towns Dislocates Left Wrist, Will Not Require Surgery

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Marquese Chriss Out For Season With Broken Right Leg

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Obi Toppin Out 7-10 Days With Strained Calf

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Kevin Love To Return To Lineup, Dylan Windler Out With Broken Left Hand


Kawhi Leonard Receives Eight Stiches Following Collision With Serge Ibaka

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Cody Zeller Out 4-6 Weeks After Surgery For Fractured Hand

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De'Anthony Melton Out Due To Health And Safety Protocols

Memphis Grizzlies

John Wall, Eric Gordon, DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Jones To Quarantine For Seven Days

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Cody Zeller Suffers Fractured Left Hand, No Timetable For Return


Kevin Love Out For Opener Due To Calf Strain


Rui Hachimura Out Three Weeks With Eye Issue

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Onyeka Okongwu To Be Re-Evaluated On December 28th

Atlanta Hawks

Draymond Green Doubtful For Opener With Muscle Strain In Right Foot

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Magic Granted Disabled Player Exception Worth $3,681,283 For Jonathan Isaac

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Gordon Hayward Day-To-Day With Broken Finger

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