Basketball Wiretap

Tony Parker Could Return From Quad Injury Around Jan. 1

Aug 10, 2017 8:02 PM

Tony Parker expects to return from his left quadriceps injury around the first of the year.

Parker suffered the injury in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

"It's OK. It's OK," said Parker. "It's getting better and better. I'm starting to run like a little bit. I'm walking pretty well. I think it's still going to be a long process. It's still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy in with the progress. I am in advancing in my rehab."

The San Antonio Spurs re-signed Patty Mills in the offseason, who will begin the season as their starting point guard.

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Patrick Patterson Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Aug 10, 2017 12:48 PM

Patrick Patterson underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure today on his left knee.

The proactive procedure was performed by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. Patterson will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks.

This past season, Patterson appeared in 65 games with Toronto averaging 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.6 minutes per game.

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Ben McLemore Out 12 Weeks With Broken Foot

Aug 8, 2017 1:29 PM

Ben McLemore will be out for 12 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The injury occurred when he landed on another player’s foot after driving to the basket during a pick-up game in Los Angeles.

McLemore has undergone successful surgery.

McLemore signed with the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason.

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Isaiah Thomas Expects To Be Ready For Start Of Training Camp

Aug 6, 2017 6:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas opted not to have surgery on his hip this offseason and he's optimistic he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

"The hip is great," Thomas told the Herald on Saturday during his annual basketball clinic at BU, where he was hosting more than 400 campers. "It’s going well. Rehabbing it, but it’s going well. It’s a real slow rehab process, but it’s getting better and that’s what it’s all about."

Thomas received several opinions on how he should move forward.

"The decision was to sit and rest, and get my legs stronger, get my muscle back working again," Thomas said. "We're just going to try to get to 100 percent as quick as possible.

"I’ve been resting. That was the gameplan when my season was over. To rest and stay off it as much as possible to see how it reacts. It’s reacted well, it’s just going to take some time."

Thomas said he's progressing.

"That’s the plan, yeah," he said. "I should be ready by camp, but I’m getting back in the gym shooting and being able to work out in the weight room and get my cardio back, because I’ve been down for two and a half months since the season ended. It’s getting there though. This week has been great progress for me."

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Gerald Henderson Likely To Miss Entire Season With Hip Surgery

Aug 2, 2017 6:27 PM

Gerald Henderson Jr. has decided to undergo an operation on his hip that could rule him out for the entire 17-18 season.

Henderson expects to be ready in time for the start of the 18-19 season.

Henderson received interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.

Henderson released a statement in regards to his decision to have surgery.

"Despite receiving genuine interest from several NBA teams, I have made the decision to continue to evaluate surgical options on my left hip. I have been playing through severe pain that has made it difficult to play to the best of my ability. Now the pain has started to impact my everyday life off the court. My family, my agent and I are working closely with my medical team to give me all of the information I will need to make the best decision, personally and professionally. I am as competitive as they come and want to play. I will fully commit myself to getting healthy. I am thankful for the many opportunities I've had and I look forward to returning to playing in the NBA."

The Sixers waived him on June 30. He was due to make $9.2 million next season if not released by that deadline.

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Joel Embiid Expects To Be Ready For Training Camp

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM

Joel Embiid revealed he expects to be ready for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Embiid is doing non-contact drills but hasn't been cleared yet to play five-on-five.

Embiid is recovering from a torn meniscus in his left knee that required surgery.

Embiid averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game over 31 games with the 76ers as a rookie.

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Danilo Gallinari Suffers Broken Right Thumb

Jul 30, 2017 6:44 PM

Danilo Gallinari has suffered a broken right thumb.

Gallinari was injured when trying to punch Jito Kok of the Dutch national team during a friendly on Sunday. Gallinari took exception to Kok aggressively trying to get position for a rebound.

Gallinari will miss this summer's Eurobasket but is expected to be ready for training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gallinair won't need surgery on the injury.

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Jabari Parker Making Progress Rehabbing Torn ACL

Jul 28, 2017 8:45 AM

Jabari Parker is making progress recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee.

"I feel great," Parker told ESPN during a promotional appearance in Chicago on Thursday. "I tell myself every day I couldn't be in a better situation because it's going to make me a great man at the end of the day. It's going to make me mentally tough and it's going to help me for the future."

Parker initially tore his ACL in December of 2014 as a rookie and again in February of 2017.

"As of right now, the way I treat my body, it doesn't have a date," he said. "I can give you a little piece of information: I'm not the average person with this injury. Obviously I had it once, but I've done stuff so far that's exciting. But most importantly, I want to be able to jump as high, jump higher than I was, be faster than I was. That's the only way I'll play again."

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Isaiah Thomas Won't Need Surgery On Hip

Jul 26, 2017 2:19 PM

Isaiah Thomas will not need to undergo offseason hip surgery.

Thomas missed the end of the Boston Celtics' playoff run due to the hip injury.

"Isaiah is making good progress," Danny Ainge said. "He's out on the court; he's shooting. He's full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He's progressing nicely."

Thomas is expected to be back in time for training camp.

Thomas met with a number of hip specialists, but needed to wait for the swelling to subside before deciding on a course of recovery. 

Thomas will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

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Brandon Knight Suffers Torn ACL In Left Knee

Jul 25, 2017 4:57 PM

Brandon Knight has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire 17-18 season.

Knight has three years remaining on his contract at $13.6 million, $14.6 million and $15.6 million. Knight agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal with the Suns in the 2015 offseason.

The Suns traded a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for Knight in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers in February of 2015. The Lakers' pick has become unprotected and will be conveyed to either the 76ers or Boston Celtics this season.

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Malcolm Miller Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Malcolm Miller is expected to miss the next 12 weeks.

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