Basketball Wiretap

Anthony Davis Suffers Left Shoulder Muscle Contusion

Feb 15, 2019 8:42 AM

Anthony Davis' left shoulder Thursday night revealed a muscle contusion but "nothing too bad."

Davis was injured at the end of the first half of the Pelicans' win over the Thunder. Davis did not return to the bench after halftime and left Smoothie King Center with agent Rich Paul during the game to get an MRI.

Davis will head to Charlotte for the All-Star Game and receive treatment there before deciding whether to play on Sunday.

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Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury

Clint Capela Expected To Return After All-Star Break

Feb 14, 2019 1:28 AM

Mike D'Antoni stated that the Houston Rockets game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night was "the last one until Clint comes back, probably."

Capela has been out since injuring his thumb on January 13th.

"He's doing everything without contact. I guess those two practices will determine whether he will play the first game (after the break) or not," added D'Antoni.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Clint Capela, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Injury

Fred VanVleet Out Five Weeks With Thumb Surgery

Feb 13, 2019 7:29 PM

Fred VanVleet underwent surgery to repair a partial ligament injury to his left thumb. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson in New York City. VanVleet will wear a splint for approximately three weeks.

His condition will then be updated as appropriate. League sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic VanVleet will be out approximately five weeks.

The injury occurred in the second quarter Feb. 9 at New York. VanVleet is averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 26.8 minutes in 51 games (22 starts) this season. He has scored in double figures 30 times, including a career-high 30 points Feb. 7 at Atlanta.

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John Wall Undergoes Successful Achilles Surgery, Out 12 Months

Feb 13, 2019 12:29 AM

John Wall underwent successful surgery to repair a rupture in his left Achilles.

Doctors discovered an infection following his initial surgery on his heel. The rupture was discovered while cleaning out the infection. 

Wall is expected to be out 12 months.

Tags: John Wall, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Injury

Isaiah Thomas May Return Wednesday Versus Kings

Feb 13, 2019 12:02 AM

Isaiah Thomas could make his Denver Nuggets debut on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.

Thomas was upgraded to questionable after participating in 5-on-5 drills in practice.

The Nuggets will determine Thomas' availability early on Wednesday.

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Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Michael Malone Says Isaiah Thomas 'Having A Profound Impact' On Young Players

Feb 12, 2019 1:37 AM

Michael Malone praised Isaiah Thomas' impact and leadership on the Denver Nuggets despite having not played a game this season.

“Even while he’s not playing, he’s still having a profound impact on our young players. His voice, his leadership in huddles during games in practices and in the locker room. We have a relatively quiet group, and one thing I think everybody knows that’s been around Isaiah is that he’s not quiet and that’s a good thing. That’s a good thing for our team. He brings an energy and a voice and a leadership that we sorely miss," said Malone.

Thomas has struck up a close relationship with Monte Morris.

“His leadership alone helps us. We probably wouldn’t be this high in the West if he wasn’t in our locker room giving us tips on guys he played and just knowing how to pull through. I look up to him a lot, not just because he plays my position, but because of what he’s been through and everything,” said Morris.

Thomas is close to making his return for the Nuggets following hip surgery.

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Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Monte Morris, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

Kyrie Irving To Miss Sixers Game On Tuesday With Knee Strain

Feb 12, 2019 1:26 AM

Kyrie Irving will miss the Boston Celtics' matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night with a knee strain.

Irving suffered the injury over the weekend. He is listed as day-to-day.

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Josh Hart Out Through All-Star Break After Receiving PRP Injection

Feb 12, 2019 1:02 AM

Josh Hart received a PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) injection to treat tendinitis in his knee and will be re-evaluated following the All-Star break.

Hart is averaging 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds on the season. Hart shot just 22.7% from the 3-point line in January.

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Tags: Josh Hart, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Markieff Morris Cleared To Play, Receives Interest From Rockets, Lakers

Feb 11, 2019 7:56 PM

Markieff Morris has been cleared to play following a neck injury.

Morris has been sidelined since Dec. 26 after being diagnosed with transient cervical neurapraxia.

Morris has received interest from the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.

Morris was traded by the Washington Wizards to the New Orleans Pelicans and then was waived.

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Kyrie Irving Day-To-Day With Strained Knee

Feb 10, 2019 4:30 PM

An MRI revealed that Kyrie Irving has a right knee strain. The injury is not considered serious, and he is listed as day-to-day.

Irving left the Celtics' loss to the Clippers last night in the second quarter. The Clippers comeback win was their biggest in franchise history. 


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John Wall On Playing Through Injuries: 'It Kind Of Caught Up To Me'
Wall will be out for 11 to 15 months after rupturing his Achilles.


Kyrie Irving Leaves Game With Sprained Knee, To Be Re-Evaluated On Sunday
Brad Stevens said Irving's knee appeared to buckle in the second quarter.


Chandler Parsons To Make Grizzlies Return After All-Star Break
Parsons was cleared to return from an injury in late December.

Pelicans Could Have Received $100K Fine Per Game For Sitting Anthony Davis
Davis scored 32 points in 25 minutes in his first game since returning from a finger injury.

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Isaiah Thomas May Make Return To Nuggets Lineup On Monday
Thomas has yet to participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages.

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Caris LeVert To Make Nets Return On Friday
LeVert dislocated his foot on November 12th.


Mo Bamba Diagnosed With Stress Fracture In Left Tibia
Mo Bamba may be able to avoid surgery.

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John Wall Out 12 Months With Ruptured Left Achilles
John Wall suffered the rupture after slipping and falling in his home.

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Pelicans Held Healthy Anthony Davis Out From Monday's Game
There's the impression Anthony Davis could be out until the trade deadline.

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Kristaps Porzingis Planned To Sit Out Entire 2018-19 Season
Porzingis said he planned on taking 20 months off to rehab his ACL injury,

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Caris LeVert May Return To Nets Before All-Star Break
LeVert suffered a dislocated ankle on November 12th.

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Wilson Chandler To Miss 2-3 Weeks With Quad Strain
Chandler will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

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Kristaps Porzingis Will 'Probably' Not Play For Mavs This Season
Porzingis will be introduced to the Mavs in a press conference on Monday.

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Kristaps Porzingis Didn't Want To Be With Knicks, According To Steve Mills
Porzingis let Mills know he did not want to be part of the Knicks in a meeting that lasted less than 5 minutes.

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LeBron James Scheduled To Return Tonight Against Clippers
James has missed the previous 17 games with a groin injury.

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Kevin Love Takes Part In 5-On-5 Scrimmage, Close To Return
Love has been out since having foot surgery in late October.


LeBron James Not Expected To Play Thursday Versus Clippers
The next chance for James to return would be Saturday against the Warriors.

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Joel Embiid On Shooting 3's: 'I Don't Get Disrespected, I Do The Disrespecting"
Embiid is currently shooting 31% on 3's this season on 3.9 attempts per game.

Josh Naso/Sixers Wire

Jimmy Butler Expected To Return On Tuesday
Butler missed the last 3 games with a sprained wrist.

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Lakers 'Hoping' LeBron James Returns On Thursday Against Clippers
Luke Walton had yet to rule James out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

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