February 2021 Basketball Wiretap

RJ Hampton Expected To Enter Health & Safety Protocol Through All-Star Break

Feb 28, 2021 2:57 PM

RJ Hampton is expected to enter the league's healthy and safety protocols through the All-Star Break, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

There is also additional contact tracing ongoing within the Nuggets organization.

The Nuggets have three games remaining before the break. 

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Tags: R.J. Hampton, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

Kyrie Irving Out Saturday Versus Mavs Due To Right Shoulder Injury Recovery

Feb 27, 2021 2:32 PM

Kyrie Irving will miss the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night due to right shoulder injury recovery.

The Nets are currently on an eight-game win streak. 

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

Pascal Siakam To Miss Next Three Games Due To Health & Safety Protocols

Feb 27, 2021 1:29 PM

Pascal Siakam is expected to miss the next three games due to the league's Health and Safety protocol.

Siakam will miss games against the Bulls, Pistons, and Celtics next week.

The Raptors are currently without Nick Nurse and five other coaches, with Sergio Scariolo taking over as head coach. 

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Tags: Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Injury

Tobias Harris Has Right Knee Contusion, No Structural Damage

Feb 26, 2021 2:32 PM

Tobias Harris will miss Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a right knee contusion.

Harris underwent an MRI, which showed no structural damage.

Harris is averaging 20.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 34.3 minutes per game.

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Tags: Tobias Harris, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

Kevin Durant Expected To Return From Hamstring Injury Before All-Star Break

Feb 23, 2021 9:39 PM

The Brooklyn Nets expect Kevin Durant to return from his strained left hamstring before the All-Star break. Durant has missed five straight games.

“Yeah, I do,” said Steve Nash when asked if he expects Durant to play before the All-Star break. “But again, we’re just trying to monitor and be cautious. We definitely have kind of slowed things down in that respect — not putting any pressure on him, not trying to rush him back in any capacity and just make sure that we give him the right amount of time to be more than healed, to be strong and conditioned to come back to the team.

“So we’re monitoring it. We’re not in a rush. But I don’t think he’ll be out until the All-Star break.”

Brian Lewis/New York Post

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

Steph Curry, James Wiseman, Kevon Looney Could Play Tuesday Against Knicks

Feb 23, 2021 1:21 AM

Steph Curry is expected to play on Tuesday against the New York Knicks after sitting out on Saturday due to an illness.

Steve Kerr added that James Wiseman and Kevon Looney could also make their return on Tuesday.

"If they're both ready to play, they'll both play," said of Wiseman and Looney.

Looney has been out since February 2nd, with Wiseman last playing on January 30th. 

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Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Kristaps Porzingis Misses Game With Back Stiffness

Feb 22, 2021 11:10 PM

Kristaps Porzingis sat out the Dallas Mavericks' game on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sore back.

Rick Carlisle revealed that Porzingis has been dealing with the back stiffness throughout the season.

Porzingis has missed 11 games so far this season.

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

Delon Wright Out Two Weeks With Grade 2 Strain Of Right Groin

Feb 21, 2021 4:19 PM

Delon Wright will miss the next two weeks due to a grade 2 strain of his right groin.

Wright was injured during a February 19th loss to the Grizzlies.

Wright is averaging 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds on the season. 

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Tags: Delon Wright, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Injury

Marcus Smart Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

Feb 21, 2021 3:23 PM

Marcus Smart is unlikely to return before the All-Star break, reported Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Smart was diagnosed with a grade 1 calf strain

This season's All-Star Game will take place on March 7th. 

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

Steph Curry Misses Game After Not Feeling Well, No COVID-19 Protocols Needed

Feb 20, 2021 11:57 PM

Steph Curry missed the Golden State Warriors' 102-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets after "not feeling well," said Steve Kerr.

Kerr added that Curry is not under any COVID-19 protocols, and could return on Tuesday.

"Going through his usual warmup routine, he just did not feel well at all. And so he came back in, saw the Charlotte team doctor, went out tried to warm up and just wasn't feeling good...

"We'll see how he's doing [Sunday] ... There were no [COVID-19] protocols in place. Just him feeling sick," said Kerr.

Kerr said that the Warriors missed Curry's presence in the loss. 

"Our offense is based on Steph. Obviously our pace, everything else. So it took us some time to get our feet on the ground but once we did I thought we really competed well and did everything necessary to win the game. We fought, we competed together."

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Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Dennis Schroder Tests Negative For COVID-19, Will Quarantine For Seven Days

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Kevin Durant To Miss Fourth Consecutive Game, Steve Nash Says Nets Will Be 'Cautious'

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Anthony Davis Out Four Weeks After Being Re-Evaluated By Team Doctors

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Ish Smith Out 6-8 Weeks With Right Quadriceps Injury

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Kevin Durant Out For Lakers' Game, Kyrie Irving Probable

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Kevin Love Close To Return From Calf Injury


D'Angelo Russell To Undergo Surgery On Left Knee, Out 4-6 Weeks

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Cole Anthony Diagnosed With Fractured Rib, Will Not Return Until After All-Star Break

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Jayson Tatum On Aftereffects of COVID-19: 'You Get Fatigued A Lot Quicker Than Normal'

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Spurs, Hornets Games Postponed After Four Spurs Players Test Positive For COVID-19


Anthony Davis To Be Re-Evaluated In 2-3 Weeks Due To Calf Strain, Re-Aggravating Achilles Tendonosis

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverley Out Versus Heat

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Tuesday Game Between Spurs And Pistons Postponed Due To Health And Safety Protocols

Marc Stein/The New York Times

Anthony Davis Re-Aggravates Right Achilles Tendonosis, Will Get MRI On Monday

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Kawhi Leonard Out With Leg Contusion, Ty Lue Not Sure 'When He Is Going To Be Back'

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Kevin Durant To Miss At Least Two Games With Hamstring Strain

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'Optimism' And 'Hope' For Jaren Jackson Jr. To Return Sometime After All-Star Break


Mike Conley To Miss Fourth Consecutive Game With Hamstring Injury

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Mitchell Robinson To Undergo Surgery On Fractured Hand, Out 4-6 Weeks

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Tom Thibodeau: Knicks Have Flexibility To 'Downsize' Lineup Without Mitchell Robinson

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