October 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Daniel Theis Undergoes Surgery On Left Knee

Oct 21, 2020 10:01 PM

Daniel Theis underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee on Tuesday, including removal of a loose body.

The surgery was performed by Celtics Team Physician Dr. Tony Schena at New England Baptist Hospital.

Recovery is not expected to affect Theis’s ability to fully participate in training camp.

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Nikola Mirotic Tests Positive For COVID-19

Oct 14, 2020 1:49 AM

Nikola Mirotic announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Barcelona's Euroleague game against Valencia Basket.

Mirotic said that he is "well and following doctors' instructions."

Barcelona head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and assistant coach Darius Maskoliunas both tested positive for COVID-19 last month.

Mirotic signed with Barcelona last offseason before extending his contract through the 2024/25 season. 

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Goran Dragic Active For Game 6, Has Been Told Injury Cannot Get Worse By Playing

Oct 11, 2020 6:53 PM

Goran Dragic is listed as active for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Dragic suffered a torn plantar fascia on his left foot in Game 1.

Dragic has been told that the injury cannot get any worse by playing, according to sources. 

Dragic is averaging 19.9 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds in the playoffs. 

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Anthony Davis Probable, Goran Dragic Doubtful For Game 6

Oct 10, 2020 5:48 PM

Anthony Davis is listed as probable for Game 6 of the NBA Finals with a right heel contusion.

Davis reaggravated the injury in Game 5, but said he would play in Game 6.

Goran Dragic remains doubtful due to a plantar tear of his left foot. 

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Anthony Davis Says He'll 'Be Fine On Sunday' For Game 6

Oct 10, 2020 12:11 PM

Anthony Davis said that he would "be fine on Sunday" for Game 6 despite aggravating a right heel contusion.

Davis initially suffered the injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Nuggets.

A source described the bruise as "painful" but added that "he can tolerate it."

Davis finished Game 5 with 28 points and 12 rebounds. 

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Goran Dragic Out For Game 5 Of Finals

Oct 9, 2020 6:00 PM

Goran Dragic will not play in Game 5 of the 2020 Finals.

Dragic suffered a torn plantar fascia in Game 1.

Dragic warmed up before Game 4 in hopes of playing.

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Kristaps Porzingis Undergoes Surgery On Torn Meniscus

Oct 9, 2020 5:54 PM

Kristaps Porzingis has undergone surgery for a lateral meniscus injury in his right knee.

Porzingis suffered the injury in Game 1 of the Dallas Mavericks' first round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Porzingis will begin rehab immediately and there is no timetable for when he will resume basketball activities. 

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Bam Adebayo Upgraded To Questionable For Game 4

Oct 5, 2020 5:05 PM

Bam Adebayo has been upgraded to questionable for Game 4 of The Finals versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

Goran Dragic remains doubtful for the game.

Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday while there will be an extra day of rest before Game 5 on Friday. Games 6 and 7 will have the standard one day of rest between games.

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Isaiah Thomas Underwent Resurfacing Surgery On Hip In May

Oct 5, 2020 1:39 PM

Isaiah Thomas underwent resurfacing surgery on his right hip in May and will be ready for the start of the 20-21 season.

Thomas has dealt with hip issues since 2017.

Thomas has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angels Lakers, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards since he was a two-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics. 

"It's like night and day for me," Thomas told ESPN. "There's no more pain. I've got my full range of motion. For three years, I was trying to play the best players in the world on one leg. I needed help from my kids to put my socks on in the morning.

"Now, I can lift weights. I can squat low. I can work out twice a day. I'm able to cut and move and stop, able to cut and go. I feel like I'm 31 years old again. And now, I have scientific evidence to show that."

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Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic Ruled Out For Game 3

Oct 4, 2020 6:11 PM

Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic have been ruled out for game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Adebayo is out with a neck injury, with Dragic ruled out due to a torn left plantar fascia.

"The injury bug hit us at the wrong time," said Jae Crowder.

The Heat are down 2-0 in the series. 

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Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic Listed As Doubtful For Game 3

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Bam Adebayo Says He Expects To Play In Game 3

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Goran Dragic Won't Play Game 2 With Torn Plantar Fascia

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Bam Adebayo Ruled Out By Heat For Game 2

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Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo Doubtful For Game 2

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Goran Dragic Suffers Plantar Tear Of Left Foot, X-Rays On Bam Adebayo Shoulder Return Negative

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