Basketball Wiretap

Michael Porter Jr. Cleared For Friday Pro Day

Jun 14, 2018 10:37 PM

Michael Porter Jr. has been cleared for a second pro day evaluation on Friday in Chicago.

Porter previously canceled his workout due to a strained hip.

Porter has received considerable interest from teams drafting in the lottery, but there have been concerns about his medicals.

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Kevin Huerter Out Two Months With Hand Surgery

Jun 14, 2018 11:47 AM

Kevin Huerter has undergone surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right hand. Huerter could miss two months due to the injury.

Huerter has been expected to be a first round pick. Huerter made a strong impression on teams at the NBA draft combine.

Huerter averaged 14.8 points for the Terrapins, including 41.7 percent on 3-pointers and 50 percent shooting from the floor.

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Michael Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Due To Strained Hip

Jun 14, 2018 11:41 AM

Michael Porter Jr. has canceled his second pro day in Chicago set for Friday due to a strained hip.

Porter was unable to get out of bed due to muscle spasms.

The New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns and other lottery teams planned on attending the workout, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Porter was the No. 2 player in the 2017 incoming high school class but injuries during his freshman season have impacted his stock.

"There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with him right now," one NBA executive told ESPN.com. "But a conservative doctor could still [be concerned about] what might happen down the road."

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Lonzo Ball Underwent Platelet-Rich Plasma Shot

Jun 12, 2018 7:23 PM

Lonzo Ball underwent a platelet-rich plasma shot to treat and strengthen his left knee.

Ball underwent the PRP shot and stayed off his left knee for about a month to let it heal after missing the final eight games of the regular season due to a left knee contusion.

Ball now has returned to resume basketball-related activities.

"I just got back [on the court]," Ball told ESPN at the Big Baller Brand Junior Basketball Association media day at Citizens Business Bank Arena, where he joined his father and brothers. "But I have been lifting weights. Nothing stopped me from doing that. I just got back on the court though, but everything is feeling good."

The Lakers want Ball to get bigger and stronger to avoid injury.

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Pau Gasol Goes To Hospital Following Fall From Bicycle

Jun 12, 2018 12:01 PM

Pau Gasol went to the hospital after suffering a severe fall off his bicycle while vacationing in Siena, Italy with his girlfriend along with David Lee and Caroline Wozniacki.

Gasol was examined and doctors determined that he didn't suffer any broken bones. Gasol only suffered a few scrapes with the injury.

Gasol was discharged after several hours and he then traveled to Paris for the French Open Final.

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Tags: Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Injury

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LeBron James' Camp Didn't Leak Report Of Hand Injury

Jun 10, 2018 12:11 PM

LeBron James wore a cast on his right hand to the podium for his postgame press conference after Game 4. James only wore the cast after it had been reported he suffered a severe contusion by punching a white board after Game 1. James would not have worn the cast had that report not surfaced.

James' camp did not leak news of the injury.

James' teammates and coaches all knew what had happened and it was surprising to some degree that news of the injury hadn't been leaked sooner.

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LeBron James Suffered Bone Contusion Punching White Board After Game 1

Jun 9, 2018 12:21 AM

LeBron James has been playing with a serious bone contusion in his right hand since Game 2. James reportedly punched a white board after Game 1.

James had an MRI on the hand on Friday morning. James is not expected to need surgery.

James was spotted clutching his hand throughout Game 4.

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Kawhi Leonard Close To 100 Percent, Still Set For Sit-Down With Spurs

Jun 7, 2018 3:57 PM

Kawhi Leonard is expected to be healthy for training camp as he makes progress in rehabbing his quad injury.

"Kawhi Leonard didn't necessarily 'go rogue', despite all the reports," said Shams Charania. "He was working out with San Antonio staffers during the season and now going into the summer, his rehab has continued. He's been around. He went to Gregg Popovich's wife's service shortly after the season ended. People close to him, they made it clear he was there. He interacted with Spurs' officials, with staffers."

Charania was asked about the current state of his injury and whether he'll be ready for the start of next season.

"He'll be ready," said Charania. "He's already, I think, at close to 100 percent. He'll be fine going into the year."

Leonard will be eligible to sign a supermax contract extension with the Spurs this summer.

Leonard will meet with Gregg Popovich in the coming weeks to discuss his future with the franchise.

Charania was asked whether the situation is as simple as Leonard being offered a supermax contract and he'll take it.

"No, they've go to sit down and sort through all the issues before they can even get to any contractual number. There were a lot of miscommunications that went on during the course of the season they need to catch up on and rehash.

"They haven't had a full sit-down. He's been around at different points since the season ended but they haven't sat down formally. Until they do, we would just be speculating. They need to get on the same page in a lot of areas."

Charania also reported that the spurs haven't entertained trade offers for Leonard.

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Warriors Expect Andre Iguodala To Play In Game 3

Jun 6, 2018 1:03 PM

The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday.

Iguodala has been out since Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

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Andre Iguodala Expected To Return From Left Knee Injury

Jun 4, 2018 3:37 PM

Andre Iguodala is making progress in coming back from a bone bruise in his left knee.

Iguodala hasn't experienced any pain over the past few days and plans to return to The Finals.

Iguodala's status for Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday is still unknown, according to sources.

"I aim to play in Game 3, but I've aimed to play in Game 2 and Game 3. We'll just have to see," said Iguodala.

"I'm optimistic Andre will play at some point in the series," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Sunday. "He has gotten better gradually, but there's no way of knowing for sure at this point."

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Klay Thompson Dealing With Left Ankle Sprain, Significant Bruising
Klay Thompson is receiving treatment around the clock and plans to play in Game 2 of the Finals.

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Andre Iguodala Doubtful For Game 2
Andre Iguodala continues to suffer from a left lateral leg contusion.

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NBA Sees No Correlation Between 82-Game Schedule, Increased Injury Risk
Adam Silver was asked about whether the league might consider reducing the 82-game schedule to avoid injuries.

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Kevin Love Cleared From Concussion, Available For Game 1
Kevin Love was in the concussion protocol following his injury in Game 6 but has now been cleared.

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Gordon Hayward Has Screws Removed, Will Resume Basketball Activities In 6-8 Weeks
Gordon Hayward is scheduled to return to basketball activities in six to eight weeks.

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Andre Iguodala Ruled Out For Game 1
Andre Iguodala has been out since Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

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Andre Roberson Undergoes Scope On Left Knee
The procedure was done to proactively relieve synovitis, which will enhance rehab activities and accelerate Andre Roberson's rehab protocol.

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Kevin Love Remains In Concussion Protocol, Could Miss Game 1
Kevin Love missed a game in the 2016 Finals because of a concussion and also was out after a concussion in March.

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Andre Iguodala Receives 2nd Opinion On Left Knee Injury
Andre Iguodala plans to search for a remedy in the coming days but his status for Game 1 of The Finals is uncertain.

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Chris Paul Ruled Out For Game 7
Chris Paul has been ruled out of Game 7 with a hamstring injury.

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Celtics Hope Gordon Hayward Can Resume Basketball Activities In Summer
Gordon Hayward is recovering from a dislocated ankle suffered in the season opener.

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Kyrie Irving Skipped Game 7 While Recovering From Nasal Surgery
Kyrie Irving wanted to attend the game but couldn't fly because of the surgery.

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Andre Iguodala Ruled Out For Game 7
Andre Iguodala was injured in Game 3 when he banged knees with James Harden.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Chris Paul 'Less Likely Than Likely' To Play Game 7
Chris Paul suffered the injury in the closing seconds of Game 5 and sat out Game 6.

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Kevin Love Ruled Out Of Game 7 In Concussion Protocol
Kevin Love was experiencing concussion-like symptoms after his collision with Jayson Tatum.

ESPN

Chris Paul Ruled Out For Game 6 With Hamstring Strain
Chris Paul has been ruled out of Game 6 with a right hamstring strain.

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Chris Paul Could Miss Game 6 With Hamstring Injury
The Rockets will update Chris Paul's status once he's evaluated on Friday.

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Chris Paul Dealing With Right Foot Soreness
Chris Paul responded well to treatment before Game 4.

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Andre Iguodala Upgraded To Questionable For Game 4
X-rays on Andre Iguodala showed no structural damage.

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