Basketball Wiretap

Bradley Beal Set To Return On Tuesday

Dec 10, 2023 5:50 PM

Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal is poised to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. Beal has been out since November 12 with back soreness.

The 11-year veteran has played in just three games for the Suns this season. Phoenix has yet to feature all of Beal, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant in a game this season.

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Mitchell Robinson's Status Uncertain Due To Ankle Injury

Dec 10, 2023 1:47 PM

It was a case of "good news, bad news" for the New York Knicks with a pair of starters and ankle injuries. On the positive front, Jalen Brunson is "good" after suffering an ankle injury at the end of the Knicks loss at the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Mitchell Robinson is another story. Robinson suffered an ankle injury late in the first half on Friday. Robinson didn't start the second half, and only played 4:49 total after the break.

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said Robinson is undergoing additional testing. It's uncertain how much time, if any, the Knicks starting center will have to miss.

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Andrew Nembhard Out At Least One Week With Knee Injury

Dec 10, 2023 8:19 AM

Indiana Pacers guard will miss at least one week due to a right knee injury. Nembhard appeared to hyperextend his knee in the Pacers In-Season Tournament semifinal game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

The Pacers say the second-year player seems to have his knee ligaments all fully intact. Indiana head coach Rick Carlisle called Nembhard "week to week", and said he'd be re-evaluated in one week.

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Kyrie Irving Has Right Heel Contusion

Dec 9, 2023 6:52 PM

The Dallas Mavericks feel fortunate that Kyrie Irving wasn't injured worse on Friday. Irving suffered a right heel contusion when Dwight Powell fell into his leg during the Mavericks win on Friday over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Dallas feared the worst, but an MRI showed a bruise in Irving's right heel. It's unknown how much time the All-Star guard will miss, but the Mavs are left feeling lucky it won't be as long as it originally looked like.

Irving has averaged 23 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. The 12-year veteran has shooting splits of 47/38/90 on the young season.

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Evan Mobley Could Be Out Multiple Games With Sore Knee

Dec 9, 2023 9:25 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley missed his first game of the season on Friday night. Mobley was out due to a sore left knee, that had earlier caused him to miss shootaround.

Mobley received treatment on Friday and was later spotted wearing a sleeve on the knee. There is some fear that Mobley could be looking a multiple-game absence.

Mobley has averaged 16 points, a career-best 10.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. The third-year forward/center is also shooting a career-high 57.3% from the field this season.

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Kyrie Irving To Get MRI On Injured Right Leg

Dec 9, 2023 1:19 AM

Kyrie Irving injured his right leg in the second quarter of the Dallas Mavericks' win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Irving, who suffered the injury when Dwight Powell landed on the leg, is expected to undergo an MRI.

The Mavs play the Grizzlies on Monday. 

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

Ron Harper Jr. Out For Season, Waived From Two-Way By Raptors

Dec 8, 2023 2:14 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have waived two-way guard-forward Ron Harper Jr. Toronto’s roster now stands at 15, with two two-way players.

Harper averaged 2.0 points, 0.7 rebounds and 5.2 minutes in 10 career games with the Raptors after signing as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2022-23 season. He also appeared in 49 showcase and regular season games with Raptors 905, posting averages of 16.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 32.3 minutes.

Harper will undergo season-ending surgery next week after sustaining a subluxation of the left shoulder while with Raptors 905 in a game Dec. 7 at Long Island.

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Jalen Duren Out Two Weeks With Ankle Injury

Dec 8, 2023 2:08 PM

Jalen Duren will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury.

Duren has averaged 12.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game for the Detroit Pistons this season. Duren's play has been one of the only bright spots as the team has struggled.

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Zach LaVine To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Right Foot Inflammation

Dec 6, 2023 11:45 PM

Zach LaVine is set to miss an additional 3-4 weeks due to right foot inflammation, the Chicago Bulls announced.

LaVine has been the target of frequent trade rumors, with the Heat, Lakers, and Sixers expected to show interest. 

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Kristaps Porzingis Says He'll Play Friday Vs Knicks

Dec 6, 2023 9:30 AM

Kristaps Porzingis appears poised to make his return to the Boston Celtics. Porzingis posted on his Instagram feed that he'll be "lined up for the next game".

That seemingly has Porzingis lined up to play against his former team, the New York Knicks, on Friday. Both the Celtics and Knicks were eliminated from the In-Season Tournament this week and will meet in Boston on Friday night.

The Celtics big man has missed Boston's last four games with a strained left calf. Porzingis was injured on November 24, when he came up limping in a game at the Orlando Magic. Porzingis left that game early and hasn't played since.

In 15 games this season, Porzingis has averaged 18.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He's also shooting a career-best 54.7% from the field in his first season with the Celtics.

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Bradley Beal Ramping Up, Could Return In 10 Days

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Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins Probable Wednesday Versus Portland

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Blazers Hope To Have Anfernee Simons Back For Next Game

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Kelly Oubre Expected To Return To Sixers Lineup On Wednesday


Jerami Grant Enters NBA's Concussion Protocol

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Kristaps Porzingis Out For In-Season Tournament Game Versus Pacers

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Ben Simmons Receives Epidural Injection, Will Be Re-Evaluated In 2 Weeks

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Tyrese Haliburton Expected To Be Out Saturday Due To Illness

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Jarred Vanderbilt, Rui Hachimura Cleared To Play Saturday Versus Rockets

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Lonnie Walker IV Out With Hamstring Strain


Zach LaVine Out One Week Due To Sore Right Foot

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Victor Wembanyama To Miss First Game Of NBA Career Due To Hip Tightness

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Kelly Oubre Could Return To Sixers Lineup Next Wednesday

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Larry Nance Jr. Out 4-6 Weeks With Re-Aggravated Rib Fracture

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LaMelo Ball To Have Ankle Sprain Reevaluated In One Week

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Bojan Bogdanovic Could Return From Calf Strain Saturday

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Trey Murphy III Could Return From Meniscus Injury As Soon As Friday

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CJ McCollum Scores 20 Points In Return To Pelicans Lineup

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Gary Payton II To Miss Several Weeks With Torn Calf, Chris Paul Day-To-Day With Lower Leg Contusion

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Chris Paul, Gary Payton II Leave Warriors Loss With Injuries

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