November 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Lakers' Injury Application For Luol Deng Denied, Deng Owed $10M Through 2022

Nov 26, 2020 1:22 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers' career-ending injury application for Luol Deng was denied by the league, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The league's panel determined that Deng did not suffer a career-ending injury with the Lakers.

Deng, who last played for the Wolves in the 2018-19 season, will be owed $10 million over the next two seasons. 

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Warriors Granted Disabled Player Exception Worth $9.3M

Nov 26, 2020 1:13 AM

The NBA granted the Golden State Warriors a Disabled Player Exception worth $9.3 million, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The exception is due to Klay Thompson's season-ending Achilles injury. 

The exception will expire on April 19th.

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Klay Thompson Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Achilles

Nov 25, 2020 5:08 PM

Klay Thompson has undergone successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles.

Thompson is expected to make a full recovery, but he's been ruled out for the entire 20-21 season.

Thompson also missed the entire 19-20 season with a torn ACL.

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Warriors Apply For Disabled Player Exception Worth $9.3M

Nov 21, 2020 6:59 PM

The Golden State Warriors have applied for the Disabled Player Exception due to Klay Thompson's season-ending injury, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Disabled Player Exception is worth $9.3 million.


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Klay Thompson Undergoing Tests For Lower Right Leg Injury

Nov 18, 2020 6:25 PM

Klay Thompson is undergoing tests over the next few days to determine the severity of an apparent lower leg injury. Thompson was unable to place weight on his lower leg while leaving the gym. Thompson was playing pickup in downtown Los Angeles with Myles Turner, Christian Wood and others present.

Shams Charania reported on Stadium shortly before the start of the draft that the injury is believed to be in the heel area.

Thompson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of the 2019 Finals and missed the entire 19-20 season. 

Thompson re-signed with the Golden State Warriors on a five-year, $190 million max contract on July 1, 2019.

Chris Hayes of Yahoo! Sports reports late Wednesday evening that the fear is that Thompson suffered a significant Achilles injury. Thompson will undergo an MRI on Thursday morning.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Onyeka Okongwu Recovering From Fractured Toe

Nov 18, 2020 10:22 AM

Projected lottery pick Onyeka Okongwu has a fractured toe.

Teams were scrambling on Wednesday to get medical information on the severity of Okongwu's foot.

Okongwu will likely need one to three weeks of additional rest. Multiple teams have been aware of the injury for some time. 

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Kristaps Porzingis To Miss Start Of Season Due To Knee Rehab

Nov 17, 2020 1:42 AM

Kristaps Porzingis will miss the start of the NBA season while he continues to rehab his right knee.

The 25-year-old Porzingis underwent surgery in October to repair his meniscus. 

The Mavs are targeting a January 1st date for Porzingis to resume on-court activity.

Dwight Powell may be available in some capacity when training camp opens.

Powell ruptured his Achilles tendon last January. 

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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