Basketball Wiretap

Delon Wright Doesn't Need Surgery On Right Shoulder

Nov 23, 2017 1:16 PM

Delon Wright visited specialist Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Wednesday in New York. After consultation with Williams, it was decided no surgery is required at this time.

Wright will continue his rehabilitation with team medical officials. There is no timetable for Wright’s return, but updates will be provided when appropriate.

Wright’s right shoulder was dislocated in the second quarter of a game at New Orleans on Nov. 15th. He had surgery on the same shoulder in August, 2016 after sustaining an injury during an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

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Patrick Beverley Undergoes Surgical Procedure On Knee

Nov 22, 2017 1:24 PM

Patrick Beverley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday.

Beverley is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

Beverley had already missed five straight games.

The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Beverley in the offseason in the Chris Paul trade.

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Mirza Teletovic Out Four Weeks With Knee Surgery

Nov 21, 2017 6:40 PM

Mirza Teletovic will miss the next four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage on his left knee.

Teletovic had already missed the past six games.

Teletovic is averaging 7.1 points in 10 games this season, shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.


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Paul Millsap To Undergo Surgery On Left Wrist

Nov 21, 2017 6:04 PM

Paul Millsap will undergo surgery on his left wrist and be out indefinitely.

Millsap suffered the injury in Sunday's loss at the Lakers. Initial X-rays returned clean, but Millsap had further tests over the past two days that confirmed the need for surgery.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports Millsap's surgery will be to repair a torn ligament and could force him to miss three months.

Millsap is in Year 1 of a three-year, $90 million deal with the Nuggets.

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Isaiah Thomas Practices With Cavs For First Time

Nov 21, 2017 12:10 AM

Isaiah Thomas practiced with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time on Sunday, participating in five-on-none drills.

There has yet to be an update for when Thomas might return with Jan. 1st being the previous target.

"I'm protecting myself, so, even if they wanted me to hurry back, I'm not going to hurry back, just because I've got a long career ahead of me and an important summer as well," Thomas told "So, I've got to make sure I'm 100 percent healthy before I step out on the floor. But these guys have not rushed me one bit. They've taken their time with me and I appreciate that. Because most teams, they want you out there, especially if things aren't going well."

Thomas said the workout he completed Sunday was the "hardest I've run" during his recovery, and it "felt good for the most part."

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Zach LaVine Cleared For Contact As He Recovers ACL

Nov 20, 2017 11:43 PM

Zach LaVine has been cleared for contact by the surgeon who repaired the torn ACL in his left knee in February.

The Chicago Bulls aren't sure when LaVine will return to game action but he's targeting mid- to late December.

“As long as I’m progressing and doing what I need to do on the court, this thing can go fast and I can be out there playing with the guys,” LaVine told reporters in Los Angeles.

The Bulls will bring LaVine along gradually over the next few weeks.

“It feels good mentally to be cleared,” LaVine told reporters. “My jumping and athleticism are good. (Bulls) training staff told (ElAttrache) that.

“All my strength numbers are there. We reiterated how I progressed (from a) muscular (standpoint). Physically, I’m more than capable (of) playing.”

“When you see him playing without hesitation, that will be an indication he’s ready,” Fred Hoiberg told reporters. “Just to watch him move and run gets you excited. You can do a lot of things with that athleticism.”

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Paul Millsap Injures Left Wrist

Nov 20, 2017 10:44 AM

Paul Millsap left the Denver Nuggets' 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter with a sprained left wrist.

Millsap had X-rays which were negative.

Millsap appeared to injure his wrist when fouled by Julius Randle.


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Anthony Davis Cleared Of Concussion Diagnosis

Nov 19, 2017 2:15 PM

Anthony Davis has been cleared of the original diagnosis of a concussion and instead has a bruise of the orbital bone above his right eye.

Davis has had two concussions in his NBA career, in November 2012 and January 2016.

Davis is probable for Monday's game against the Thunder.


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Markelle Fultz Making Progress, Out 2-3 More Weeks

Nov 19, 2017 2:13 PM

Markelle Fultz is making progress with his shoulder injury but will miss another two to three weeks.

Fultz was examined Sunday by Dr. Ben Kibler, the medical director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.

Fultz's soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving.

Fultz will continue with physiotherapy and begin progressing toward full basketball activities.

Fultz played in four games before he was shut down.


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Kevin Durant Out For Sunday's Game With Sprained Ankle

Nov 19, 2017 1:40 PM

Kevin Durant will miss Sunday's game with a left ankle sprain.

Durant suffered the injury in Saturday's win over Philadelphia.

Durant is ruled as day-to-day, although the injury is not believed to be serious.

The Warriors will play at Oklahoma City on Wednesday.


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Anthony Davis Suffers Third Concussion Of Career
Anthony Davis previously suffered concussions in November 2012 and January 2016.


Delon Wright Suffers Dislocated Right Shoulder
Delon Wright will consult with Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Derrick Rose Out 2-3 Weeks With Sprained Left Ankle
Derrick Rose's ankle will be immobilized in a boot for the next week and he will also undergo an extended treatment process over the next 2-3 weeks.

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D'Angelo Russell Undergoes Surgery On Left Knee
D'Angelo Russell will be out indefinitely following knee surgery.

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Mike Conley Out At Least Two Weeks With Heel, Achilles Issue
Mike Conley will undergo therapy and treatment to help promote healing and alleviate soreness.

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Okaro White Undergoes Successful Surgery On Fractured Foot
Okaro White underwent successful surgery to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot.

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Okaro White Out Indefinitely With Broken Foot
Okaro White was hurt during what the Heat described as "a freak play" during Tuesday’s practice.

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Joe Johnson Out At Least Two More Weeks With Wrist Injury
Joe Johnson consulted with a hand specialist and is showing progress but will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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Chris Paul Nearing Return From Knee Injury
Chris Paul ramped up his workouts on Sunday and could return on Thursday.

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Rudy Gobert Out 4-6 Weeks With Bone Bruise
Rudy Gobert will miss four to six weeks with a bone bruise in his right knee.

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Kyrie Irving To Play With Protective Mask Following Facial Fracture
Kyrie Irving will likely miss at least one game due to a facial fracture he suffered on Friday.

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Kristaps Porzingis May Need Offseason Procedure On Elbow
Kristaps Porzingis has had bursitis for years.

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Al Horford In Concussion Protocol
Al Horford suffered a head injury in Monday's game.

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Kawhi Leonard's Rehab Moving Slower Than Expected
Kawhi Leonard is having difficult getting through his rehab routine.

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David Nwaba Out 2-4 Weeks With Severe Ankle Sprain
David Nwaba is wearing a walking boot after initially being on crutches.

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John Wall Injures Left Shoulder, X-Rays Negative
John Wall stayed in the game but later said he should have come out.


Al-Farouq Aminu Out 2-3 Weeks With Right Ankle Sprain
Al-Farouq Aminu is averaging 9.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and a team-high 1.3 blocks in 30.2 minutes per game.

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Larry Nance Jr. Suffers Fractured Hand
Larry Nance's injury occurred while attempting a block late in the third quarter.

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Tristan Thompson Out One Month With Calf Injury
Tristan Thompson sustained the injury in Wednesday's game.

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Iman Shumpert Out 5-7 Days With Knee Soreness
Iman Shumpert has no structural damage in his knee.

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