January 2021 Basketball Wiretap

James Harden Out Sunday Due To Thigh Contusion

Jan 31, 2021 12:32 PM

James Harden will miss the Brooklyn Nets' Sunday game against the Washington Wizards due to a thigh contusion.

Harden hasn't missed a game since getting traded to the Nets, and is averaging 39.9 minutes per game with his new team.

The Nets are 6-2 since the Harden trade. 

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Tags: James Harden, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

Marcus Smart Out 2-3 Weeks With Grade 1 Calf Strain

Jan 31, 2021 11:40 AM

Marcus Smart is expected to miss 1-2 weeks after an MRI revealed a grade 1 calf strain, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Smart suffered the injury during the Celtics' 96-95 loss to the Lakers on Saturday night.

The Celtics start a five-game West Coast trip on Tuesday. 

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

Marcus Smart To Undergo MRI On Left Calf Strain On Sunday

Jan 30, 2021 10:37 PM

Marcus Smart will undergo an MRI on his left calf strain on Sunday, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Smart suffered the injury during Saturday night's game against the Lakers. 

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

Kristaps Porzingis Questionable Versus Suns Due To Injury Recovery

Jan 30, 2021 2:29 PM

Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns due to injury recovery in back-to-back games.

The Mavs lost to the Jazz on Friday night, and have lost seven out of their last nine games.

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

De'Andre Hunter Diagnosed With Articular Wear And Tear, Will Be Re-Evaluated Next Week

Jan 30, 2021 2:23 PM

An MRI diagnosed De'Andre Hunter with articular wear and tear in his right knee. 

Hunter will be re-evaluated next week. 

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: De'Andre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Injury

Magic Granted Disabled Player Exception Worth $6.1 Million For Markelle Fultz

Jan 30, 2021 1:50 PM

The Orlando Magic were granted a disabled player exception worth $6.1 million for the season-ending loss of Markelle Fultz.

Fultz suffered a torn left ACL in early January.

The DPE will expire on April 19th. 

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Tags: Markelle Fultz, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Injury

Anthony Davis Out With Quad Contusion

Jan 28, 2021 3:07 PM

Anthony Davis will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' game on Thursday against the Detroit Pistons with a quad contusion.

Davis had 23 points and eight rebounds in 35 minutes in the Lakers' 107-106 loss on Wednesday at the Philadelphia 76ers.

Davis made a potential game-winning shot with 11.2 seconds left in the game before Tobias Harris made a 15-footer to win it for Philadelphia. 

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Kris Dunn Ramps Up Rehab, Will Be Reevaluated In Two Weeks

Jan 28, 2021 1:07 PM

Kris Dunn has been participating in impact-based rehabilitation activities including skipping, jumping and spot shooting on court.

Dunn will be reviewed in two weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate.

Dunn signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks in the offseason.

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Tags: Kris Dunn, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Injury

Donovan Mitchell Enters NBA's Concussion Protocol

Jan 27, 2021 1:00 PM

Donovan Mitchell has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol and will miss Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Mitchell played 34 minutes in Tuesday night’s win over the New York Knicks. It was not immediately clear when Mitchell sustained the injury.

Team officials said, "His first symptoms linking him to a possible concussion occurred this morning after the game against the New York Knicks last night."

Mitchell shot 3-for-15 from the floor in Tuesday's game.

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Injury

Tyronn Lue Hopes Kawhi Leonard, Paul George Can Rejoin Clippers 'Soon'

Jan 27, 2021 1:13 AM

Tyronn Lue said that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are "feeling well," but did not know when they would rejoin the Los Angeles Clippers.

Leonard and George did not travel with the Clippers to start their six-game road trip due to health and safety protocols.

"Those guys are feeling well and they can get better and hopefully join the team soon," said Lue.

The two players could join the team during this current road trip depending on the extent of the protocols.

Patrick Beverley also did not travel with the team due to right knee soreness. 

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Tags: Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

Wendell Carter Jr. Out At Least Four Weeks With Quad Contusion

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Caris LeVert Undergoes Successful Surgery On Kidney

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X-Rays On Domantas Sabonis Show No Structural Damage To Left Knee

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Jimmy Butler Expected To Be Cleared From COVID-19 Protocol This Week

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Grizzlies-Bulls On Wednesday Postponed Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Devin Booker Could Be Out 'Another Week' Due To Hamstring Injury

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Payton Pritchard MRI Reveals Grade 1 MCL Sprain, Out At Least Two Weeks

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John Wall Probable Versus Mavs, Victor Oladipo Out Due To Injury Management

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Gordon Hayward Underwent Minor Surgery On Left Foot In October

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Michael Porter Jr. Cleared From Health And Safety Protocols, Questionable For Friday Return

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Cody Zeller Expected To Return On Friday Night


Killian Hayes To Miss At Least 8 More Weeks Due To Right Hip Injury, Will Not Need Surgery


Wizards-Bucks On Friday Night Postponed Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Caris LeVert Says Getting Traded 'Possibly Saved Me In The Long Run'

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Jusuf Nurkic Undergoes Wrist Surgery, To Be Re-Evaluated In Six Weeks

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Greg Whittington Out 4-6 Weeks With Knee Surgery

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Myles Turner Out With Slight Fracture In Right Hand

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Lonzo Ball Looking To Return To Pelicans Lineup After Undergoing New Treatment Plan

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CJ McCollum To Be Re-Evaluated In Four Weeks Due To Hairline Fracture In Left Foot

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Caris LeVert Likely To Undergo Surgery To Remove Kidney Mass

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