February 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Steph Curry To Delay Return, Still Plans On Playing In March

Feb 29, 2020 12:43 PM

Steph Curry will not play this Sunday against the Washington Wizards.

Curry was expected to make his return from injury on March 1st, though the Warriors want Curry to get more practice time. Curry will practice with Santa Cruz on Monday.

Curry is still expected to return in March.

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Steph Curry To Meet With Steve Kerr, Bob Myers On Friday To Discuss Return

Feb 28, 2020 1:17 AM

Steph Curry will meet with Steve Kerr and Bob Myers on Friday to discuss a plan for his potential return to the Golden State Warriors lineup.

It was reported earlier this week that Curry would return from injury on Sunday, March 1st against the Wizards.

Kerr said on Wednesday that he wants Curry to get in extra scrimmages to make sure he's game ready.

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Joel Embiid Out At Least One Week With Left Shoulder Sprain

Feb 27, 2020 9:31 PM

Joel Embiid has a left shoulder sprain and will be evaluated again in one week.

Testing showed there was no significant damage in Embiid's shoulder.

Embiid's progress will be monitored symptom-based. 

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Kelly Oubre Jr. Could Miss Remainder Of Season With Torn Meniscus

Feb 27, 2020 5:21 PM

Kelly Oubre could miss the remainder of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Oubre is in the process of seeking a second opinion.

The severity of the tear will determine if Oubre is out weeks or for the remainder of the season.

Oubre is averaging 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in 56 games this season after re-signing with the Phoenix Suns on a two-year, $30 million contract. 

 

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Jalen Brunson Likely To Play Through Torn Labrum

Feb 27, 2020 5:17 PM

Jalen Brunson has likely suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Brunson is a lefty and is expected to attempt to play through the injury. Brunson could undergo surgery in the offseason. 

Brunson is out for the remaining two games of the current road trip.

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Luke Kornet Out 6-8 Weeks With Ankle Sprain, Fracture In Foot

Feb 27, 2020 3:45 PM

Luke Kornet sustained a left foot and ankle injury in practice on Feb. 21. Subsequent testing has revealed a severe ankle sprain and fracture of his fifth metatarsal.

Kornet is estimated to be out 6-to-8 weeks.

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LeBron James To Sit Out Thursday Game Versus Warriors With Sore Groin

Feb 27, 2020 1:43 AM

LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers game against with Golden State Warriors on Thursday with a sore groin. 

James, who is coming off a season-high 40 points against the Pelicans, has played in 54 out of 56 games this season. 

Anthony Davis is also listed as probable for the Warriors game with a sore elbow. 

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Joel Embiid Leaves Game With Sprained Shoulder, To Have MRI On Thursday

Feb 27, 2020 1:39 AM

Joel Embiid left the Philadelphia 76ers' 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter with a sprained left shoulder.

Embiid will have an MRI on Thursday.

"I'm really sort of a prisoner to the medical people's information. I haven't checked in. I just left the team. I'm unsure, I really am unsure," said Brett Brown of Embiid's condition.

Embiid suffered the injury after colliding with Ante Zizic.

The Sixers are already without Ben Simmons for an unspecified amount of time. 

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Jalen Brunson Out At Least 4 Games With Sprained Shoulder

Feb 26, 2020 2:01 AM

Jalen Brunson will miss at least the next 4 games with a sprained right shoulder.

Brunson, who is averaging 8.2 points and 3.3 assists this season, suffered the injury on Saturday.

"He will travel and begin rehabbing and we'll see where we are then. We've got J.J. [Barea], who is always ready. He'll be in the middle of it. He's a great luxury to have sitting there," said Rick Carlisle. 

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Brandon Clarke Out At Least Two Weeks With Right Quad Injury

Feb 25, 2020 9:22 PM

Brandon Clarke will be out at least two weeks with a right quadriceps injury.

Clarke left Monday's game against the Clippers with hip soreness.

Clarke is averaging 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 21.7 minutes.

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Stephen Curry To Return From Broken Hand On Sunday

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Ben Simmons Out At Least Two Weeks With Nerve Impingement In Lower Back

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Kemba Walker Ruled Out For Third Straight Game

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Ben Simmons Will Miss Some Time, Still Evaluating Course Of Action On Back

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Jeremy Lamb Out For Season With Torn ACL, Torn Meniscus, Fracture

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Jaren Jackson Jr. Out At Least Two Weeks With Sprained Left Knee

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Ben Simmons Out For Monday Game, Will Undergo Further Tests On Lower Back Injury

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Kemba Walker To Miss Lakers Games

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Ben Simmons To Undergo MRI On Back On Sunday

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Steph Curry Targets March 1st Return Date

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DeMarcus Cousins To Continue Rehabbing Torn ACL With Lakers

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Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic Out For Saturday Game Versus Hawks

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Paul George, Patrick Beverley Out For Saturday Game Versus Kings

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Kemba Walker Gets Knee Drained, Receives Injection To Help Manage Swelling

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Karl-Anthony Towns Out At Least Two Weeks With Fractured Wrist

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Damian Lillard Could Miss 3-4 Games With Groin Strain

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Kyrie Irving Out For Season With Surgery On Right Shoulder

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Klay Thompson Ruled Out By Warriors For Entire 19-20 Season

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Kyrie Irving To Undergo Procedure On Right Shoulder

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Steve Kerr Says 'It's Never Been A Question' That Steph Curry Would Return This Season

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