September 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Caris LeVert Has Stress Fracture In Back

Sep 28, 2021 11:08 AM

Caris LeVert has a stress fracture in his back, but there is optimism he won't miss significant time.

LeVert will undergo more testing but he could return around the start of the season.

The Indiana Pacers acquired LeVert last January as part of the wider James Harden trade. LeVert was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma as part of the physical following the trade.

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Zion Williamson Underwent Surgery For Fractured Foot In Offseason

Sep 27, 2021 11:13 AM

Zion Williamson underwent surgery for a fractured right foot in the offseason.

Williamson is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. 

Williamson and his family met with David Griffin, Trajan Langdon and Aaron Nelson to discuss a return to play.

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Devin Booker To Miss Start Of Suns Camp Due To Health And Safety Protocols

Sep 26, 2021 6:25 PM

Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp this week due to Health and Safety Protocols. The Suns, as with the rest of the NBA, are opening their training camp this week.

Booker is an integral part of the Phoenix team that is looking to get back to the NBA Finals. At this point, it's unknown the reason for Booker's absence, or how long it will last.

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Patrick Williams Out 4-6 Weeks With Severe Ankle Sprain

Sep 24, 2021 12:38 PM

Patrick Williams sustained a severe sprain of his left ankle during an optional individual workout on Sept. 15.

Williams is currently undergoing daily treatment and is anticipated to make a full return in 4-to-6 weeks.

Williams is entering his second season with the Chicago Bulls.

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Joel Embiid 'Full Go' For Preseason Despite Meniscus Tear In Playoffs

Sep 23, 2021 5:19 PM

Joel Embiid suffered a torn meniscus during last season's' playoffs and elected not to undergo surgery to repair it.

A league source tells David Aldridge of The Athletic that Embiid is a "full go" and will have a normal preseason work load.

Embiid finished second in MVP voting last season as his candidacy was impacted by missing several weeks due to a left knee injury in March.

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Klay Thompson Making 'Good Progress', Exact Date For Return Still Not Determined

Sep 20, 2021 9:08 PM

The Golden State Warriors have announced that Klay Thompson has "made good progress" in his rehabilitation from a torn left ACL and torn right Achilles and is on place to return for the 21-22 season.

Thompson's exact time for his return will be based on his progress. 

Thompson is expected to participate in various controlled drills during training camp and his return to full practices will be determined at a later date. 

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T.J. Warren Remains Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture In Left Foot

Sep 7, 2021 5:32 PM

T.J. Warren’s stress fracture in his left foot is healing during the rehabilitation process, but not at the pace previously anticipated.

Warren remains out indefinitely, and further updates will be provided as warranted.

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Jonathan Isaac Unsure If He'll Be Ready For Season Opener

Sep 7, 2021 4:01 PM

Jonathan Isaac said he’s getting closer to making his return to the court from a torn ACL and meniscus, but he remains unsure of a timetable as the 21-22 season approaches.

Isaac suffered the tear on Aug. 2, 2020 and missed the entire 20-21 season.

“We’ll see,” Isaac said about being ready for the season opener, which is 45 days away. “I’m on the court. I’m weaning out of the brace. I’m jumping. I’m finishing around the basket and such. I’m easing my way. ... I’m getting there.”

Isaac signed a four-year, $80 million extension during the 2020 offseason.


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