November 2020 Basketball Wiretap

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.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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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. 

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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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. 

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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