Basketball Wiretap

Alan Williams Suffers Partially Torn Meniscus

Sep 22, 2017 8:36 PM

The Phoenix Suns fear Alan Williams suffered a partially torn meniscus.

An MRI will confirm the extent of the injury on Saturday.

Williams suffered the injury when landing on the foot of a teammate during a workout.

Williams signed a three-year, $17 million deal with the Suns in the offseason.

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76ers Confident Extension Agreement Will Be Reached With Joel Embiid

Sep 20, 2017 7:17 PM

Joel Embiid has yet to be cleared by the Philadelphia 76ers for five-on-five drills. The 76ers will take a cautious approach as he returns from his meniscus surgery.

"If you walk in the gym, it looks like he could play 5-on-5 basketball," Bryan Colangelo said. "But we're going to take our cues from the people who know best."

According to Colangelo, those people favor a "hyper-conservative progression" for Embiid.

Colangelo also said he was optimistic the 76ers and Embiid could agree to a contract extension before the deadline.


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Markieff Morris Expected To Have Sports Hernia Surgery

Sep 20, 2017 7:10 PM

Markieff Morris is expected to have sports hernia surgery Friday and could miss at least the NBA preseason.

Morris recently received the diagnosis, according to a source, after spending parts of the summer working out in preparation for the upcoming season.

Morris began complaining late summer about deep discomfort as he exhibited symptoms of a sports hernia. 

Morris also had a sports hernia in 2010 before his junior season at Kansas, which was treated with surgery.

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DeAndre' Bembry Out 4-6 Weeks With Strained Right Triceps

Sep 13, 2017 3:33 PM

DeAndre’ Bembry has sustained a strained right tricep.

An MRI performed at the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center on Friday, Sept. 8 confirmed the injury.

Bembry is expected to be out of basketball activity for four-to-six weeks, and his status will be updated as appropriate.

Bembry was the Atlanta Hawks' 21st overall pick in 2016 out of Saint Joseph's.

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Malik Monk Still Impacted By 'Significant' Ankle Injury

Sep 10, 2017 10:21 AM

Malik Monk was forced to miss Summer League due to an ankle sprain that was described recently by Steve Clifford as a "significant injury."

Monk is still suffering from the injury.

Monk recently couldn't finish an optional workout that wasn't physically demanding due to the injury.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Monk with the 11th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Michael Carter-Williams Underwent PRP Surgery In Both Knees

Sep 8, 2017 4:47 PM

Michael Carter-Williams underwent surgery on both knees in mid-July that could keep him out of the preseason.

Clifford said Carter-Williams isn’t cleared to work out with teammates on the court.

Carter-Williams had Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments on the patella tendons in both knees. Doctors extract blood from a patient, extract platelets from the whole blood, and inject the PRP back in a damaged area.

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Cameron Payne Out 3-4 Months With Foot Surgery

Sep 8, 2017 11:55 AM

Cameron Payne has undergone successful surgery on his broken right foot.

Payne is expected to make a full return in three to four months.

The Chicago Bulls traded for Payne last February.

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Isaiah Thomas Won't Have Surgery, Expected To Play 'At Some Point' In 17-18

Sep 7, 2017 1:11 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers attempted to deflect any questions about the hip of Isaiah Thomas during a press conference.

Koby Altman confirmed that the treatment plan of Thomas does not include surgery. Altman does expect Thomas to return "at some point" this season before he becomes a free agent in 2018.

“Our responsibility is to get him back to 100% and that’s our goal,” Altman said. “Our performance team has mapped out a great plan, a multi-faceted plan to really attack this thing, and Isaiah is deeply committed to that.”

Thomas suffered a torn labrum in his hip last season.

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Isaiah Thomas Could Have Suffered Torn Labrum Last December

Sep 6, 2017 9:52 AM

The Boston Celtics are unsure when Isaiah Thomas first suffered the labral tear in his hip. 

While the Celtics didn't reveal the injury until Thomas was ruled out for the season during the Eastern Conference Finals, many look back to a collision he had on March 15th with Karl-Anthony Towns.

Thomas could have even suffered the injury on December 5th, which forced him to miss four games over 10 days. The injury was listed as a groin strain at that time, which is actually a common belief for this type of injury.

"Very likely," said Dr. Carlos Guanche about Thomas actually suffering the labral tear in December. Guanche has performed more than 3,000 labral-tear repairs in his 20-year clinical career. "I wish I had a dollar for every patient that has told me, 'I've been treated for a groin strain for the last X days, weeks, months, year or whatever,' and it turns out to be a labral tear."

Hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon hasn't seen Thomas, but he believes Thomas could make the injury worse over the long-term by not undergoing surgery. Philippon has performed nine of the 13 surgeries to repair a torn labrum on the hips of NBA players.

"If it's a contract year, I understand that," Philippon says. "But if you play with a bad hip and you end up having a bigger problem, I'm not sure how good the contract is going to be."

Thomas will be a free agent this offseason after signing a four-year, $27 million deal with the Phoenix Suns in 2014.

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Frank Jackson To Undergo Surgery On Broken Right Foot

Aug 31, 2017 7:21 PM

Frank Jackson will undergo surgery on his broken right foot.

Jackson also underwent a procedure on the same foot in May.

Jackson was the 31st overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2017 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.

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Cameron Payne Out Three Months With Foot Surgery
Cameron Payne also underwent surgery last year on his right foot.

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Isaiah Thomas Could Miss Most Of 17-18 If Recovery Doesn't Proceed Smoothly
Isaiah Thomas has a bone bruise in addition to his right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear.

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Isaiah Thomas Vows To Return From Hip Injury As 'The Same Player'
Isaiah Thomas doesn't believe his hip injury will have a long-term impact upon his career.

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Solomon Hill Out 6-8 Months With Torn Hamstring
The injury occurred while Solomon Hill was participating in a basketball workout in Los Angeles.

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Brandon Knight Undergoes Successful ACL Surgery, Will Miss Entire 17-18 Season
Brandon Knight underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee on Friday.

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Isaiah Thomas To Be Examined By Cavs' Medical Staff, Hip Specialist
Isaiah Thomas played on a torn labrum and the Celtics anticipated him delaying the start of his 17-18 season.

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Jahlil Okafor Has Lost 20 Pounds On 'Mostly Vegan' Diet
Jahlil Okafor hopes he can stay healthy by carrying less weight.

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Davon Reed Out 4-6 Months Following Mensicus Repair
Davon Reed was the Suns' selection with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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