Basketball Wiretap

Robert Williams Could Return To Celtics In 10-12 Days

Dec 8, 2022 12:52 AM

Robert Williams could potentially return to the Boston Celtics lineup in 10-12 days, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

“He’s made great progress on that offseason surgery, the timeline right now is still potentially 10 to 12 days — but don’t rule out the possibility that Robert Williams wakes up one day and decides he’s ready to return,” said Wojnarowski on NBA Today (h/t Celtics Wire).

Wojnarowski added that Williams should return before Christmas.

Williams has been out this entire season following offseason knee surgery

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Tags: Robert Williams, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury

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Juan Toscano-Anderson To Get MRI On Sprained Right Ankle

Dec 8, 2022 12:46 AM

Juan Toscano-Anderson is set to undergo an MRI on his sprained right ankle on Thursday, according to Darvin Ham.

Toscano-Anderson injured the ankle during Wednesday night's 126-113 loss to the Raptors.

Toscano-Anderson is averaging 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds on the season.

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Tags: Juan Toscano-Anderson, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Obi Toppin To Undergo MRI On Right Knee, X-Rays Negative

Dec 8, 2022 12:43 AM

Obi Toppin is set to undergo an MRI for his right knee on Thursday, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

X-rays on Toppin's knee were negative.

Toppin left Wednesday night's game against the Hawks due to a "sore knee."

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Tags: Obi Toppin, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Desmond Bane To Miss At Least 3-4 More Weeks

Dec 8, 2022 12:40 AM

Desmond Bane is set to be out for at least another 3-4 more weeks, the Memphis Grizzlies announced.

Bane, who suffered a sprained big toe, has been out since November 11.

The Grizzlies added that if Bane responds positively to a "reloading protocol," he will be able to make this return at the end of this month. 

ESPN

Tags: Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

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Chris Paul To Return From Heel Injury Against Celtics

Dec 7, 2022 2:15 PM

Chris Paul intends to make his return from a heel injury on Wednesday when the Phoenix Suns play the Boston Celtics.

Paul has been out since November 7th with the injury. 

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Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Injury

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Chet Holmgren Undergoes Successful Follow-Up Lisfranc Procedure

Dec 7, 2022 1:47 AM

Chet Holmgren underwent a “successful secondary procedure” to remove hardware from his initial Lisfranc operation back in August.

Holmgren suffered the foot injury during a Pro-Am game in Seattle last summer. 

Holmgren is still expected to return for the 2023-24 season. 

The Athletic

Tags: Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Injury

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Ben Simmons Expecting To Return On Friday

Dec 7, 2022 1:12 AM

Ben Simmons said he expected to return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Simmons, who is out due to knee soreness and a calf strain, is set to miss his fourth consecutive game when the Nets take on the Hornets on Wednesday.

Simmons added that he's going to take a different, more cautious approach to his minutes when he returns.

"I think we're definitely going to look at it a lot different. I don't know if it's measuring minutes, maybe not back-to-backs, whatever it is. I think that's going to be a joint thing with the training staff and myself, and letting them know how I'm feeling," said Simmons. 

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Tags: Ben Simmons, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jonathan Isaac Assigned To G League For Rehab Practices

Dec 6, 2022 8:51 AM

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is taking the next step towards his return to the court. Orlando has assigned Isaac to the Lakeland Magic of the G League to continue his rehab.

Isaac is expected to practice with Lakeland, including scrimmaging over the coming days. He's not expected to play in any G League games with Lakeland.

NBA teams have increasingly used the G League for these types of "rehab assignments". The NBA schedule affords little practice time, so teams regularly send their players to the G League team to get a full day of work in.

Isaac last played in an NBA game on August 2, 2020 in the bubble at Walt Disney World. He tore multiple knee ligaments on that date. Those injuries, and subsequent hamstring issues, have caused Isaac to miss the last two complete seasons. There is still no timeline for when Isaac may play in an NBA game again.

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Tags: Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Injury

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Mike Conley Could Return Wednesday On Minutes Restriction

Dec 6, 2022 1:16 AM

Mike Conley could make his return to the Utah Jazz lineup on Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors.

The Jazz will see how Conley responds to practice before clearing him.

Conley will likely be on a minutes restriction when he returns.

The Jazz are 2-6 without Conley. 

 

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Tags: Mike Conley, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Injury

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Bradley Beal Out At Least Three Games With Hamstring Injury

Dec 5, 2022 8:57 PM

Bradley Beal was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain after undergoing an MRI examination on Monday. The injury occurred in the first quarter of last night’s game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Beal will be out for the team’s next three games and will be re-evaluated in one week.

RealGM Staff Report

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Chris Paul To Miss 14th Straight Game, Optimism He Could Return Soon

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Victor Oladipo Getting Closer To Return

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Trae Young Skips Friday's Win After 'Exchange' With Nate McMillan

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James Harden 'On Pace' To Return Monday

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Dean Wade Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Left Shoulder Injury

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George To Join Clippers On Road Trip

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LeBron James Questionable For Sunday Due To Left Ankle Soreness

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TJ Warren Says Return 'Felt Like A Dream'

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Gregg Popovich To Miss Two Games Due To Minor Medical Procedure

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Nico Harrison Admits Kemba Walker's Knee Is 'Not Good At All'

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Nassir Little Out Six Weeks Due To Right Hip Fracture

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George On Verge Of Return To Playing In Games

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Damian Lillard Set For Sunday Return Against Pacers

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Jimmy Butler To Return On Friday At Celtics

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T.J. Warren Set To Return Friday Against Raptors

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Billy Donovan: Still No Timetable For Lonzo Ball Comeback

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De'Andre Hunter Out At Least One Week With Thigh Soreness

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John Collins Out At Least Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle

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Khris Middleton To Make Season Debut Friday

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Ben Simmons Out At Least Three Games With Calf Strain

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