April 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Malcolm Brogdon Says He's '100%' Healthy After Rehabbing Quadriceps Injury

Apr 26, 2020 1:08 PM

Malcolm Brogdon declared on Twitter that he was "100%" healthy following rehab.

Brogdon tore his left quadriceps muscle in early March, and was ruled out indefinitely.

“I’m doing great. I’ve been doing as much as I can under this quarantine but I’m 100%. I’ve been on my Peleton bike and I’ve been running hills in my backyard," said Brogdon in the video.

The Pacers are 30-18 with Brogdon in the lineup. 

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Tags: Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Injury

Ben Simmons Expected To Be Healthy If Season Resumes

Apr 22, 2020 1:41 AM

Ben Simmons is expected to be healthy if and when the season resumes, team sources told Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.

Simmons was diagnosed with a nerve impingement in his lower back in late February.

The Sixers had hoped that Simmons would be healthy by the playoffs. 

ESPN added that the back injury has "all but dissipated." 

Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

Tags: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

Nets Players Recover From COVID-19, Sean Marks Non-Committal On Potential Kevin Durant Return

Apr 2, 2020 1:41 AM

Sean Marks said that the four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for COVID-19 have all fully recovered.

Marks added that the team will continue to obey social distancing guidelines.

"As it pertains to the team. I sense -- like all of us, like the rest of New York and really the rest of the globe -- we're trying to deal with this as best we can," said Marks during a conference call.

Marks spoke about the injury progress of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, saying he'll have a better understanding of their timeline in 3-4 weeks.

"I couldn't give an answer on when they'll play this season. I don't think it's fair to those athletes nor the performance team to put a timeline on it. I think everyone is dealing with bigger, far more pressing things."

Marks also added that the Nets coaching search is currently put on hold, and they are not currently reaching out to candidates.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

Marcus Smart, Three Other NBA Players, To Donate Blood For Experimental COVID-19 Treatment

Apr 1, 2020 2:08 AM

Marcus Smart will donate blood to the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, with the goal of finding an experimental treatment for the virus.

The project will rely upon receiving blood samples from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

Smart, who was asymptomatic, recently announced that he had fully recovered from the virus.

The NBA had asked players who recovered from COVID-19 to donate their blood to the project. Three other players also donated, though their identities were not revealed. 


Tags: Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury