February 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Eric Gordon To Undergo Knee Surgery
The doctors expect that Eric Gordon will be fully recovered and able to return to playing in up to six weeks.

RealGM Staff Report

Back Specialist Confirms No Strutural Issue With Rose
Derrick Rose visited a back specialist on Monday and confirmed the Bulls' diagnosis.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune (via Twitter)

Bass Out 10-14 Days Due To Knee Inflammation
Brandon Bass felt soreness after Bostonís loss in Toronto on Friday night.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Wade Back In Pre-Injury Form
In Dwyane Wadeís past five games he has scored at least 25 points.

Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Kobe Proud Of No Lockout-Related Injuries
Kobe Bryant tore a ligament in his right wrist in December, but he has yet to suffer a lockout related injury.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Rose To See Back Specialist
Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose will see a specialist on Monday.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Bargnani Rehabilitating Injury With Water Work
Andrea Bargnani has been rehabilitating his strained calf in a swimming pool.

National Post

Varejao Fractures Right Wrist, Return Date Unknown
Anderson Varejao received strong All-Star consideration.


Brook Lopez Set To Return From Broken Foot
Brook Lopez has not played this season after breaking a bone in his foot on Dec. 21.


Bulls Improve To 5-1 Without Rose
The Bulls improved to 5-1 this season without reigning MVP Derrick Rose.


Ginobili Cleared For Saturday Return Against Nets
Manu Ginobili missed 22 games after fracturing his fifth metacarpal Jan. 2.

San Antonio Express-News

Bargnani Could Miss Extended Time With Strained Calf
Andrea Bargnaniís return is still unknown, according to coach Dwane Casey.

National Post

Bogans Out For Season With Ankle Injury
Keith Bogans has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the deltoid ligament as well as a fractured left ankle.

RealGM Staff Report

Kidd Utilizing Cryotherapy To Recover From Strained Calf
In an attempt to quickly recover from a strained calf, Jason Kidd has been utilizing cryotherapy.


Kobe Believes Wrist Fully Healed
Kobe Bryant said the torn ligament in his right wrist is fully healed.

Orange County Register

Hawes, Brand Questionable Against Spurs
Spencer Hawes and Elton Brand are listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Spurs.

Philadephia Inquirer

Bargnani Not Cleared For Basketball Related Activity
Andrea Bargnani has still not been cleared to return to basketball action.

Toronto Sun

MRI Confirms Torn Achilles For Billups
Chauncey Billups will miss the remainder of the season.

RealGM Staff Report

Gallinari's Chip Fracture Happened Prior To Pro Career
Danilo Gallinari will remain in a walking boot for three to five days.

RealGM Staff Report

Anthony Out 1-2 Weeks With Strained Right Groin
Carmelo Anthony will miss the next one to two weeks due to a strained right groin.

Howard Beck/New York Times (via Twitter)

Nowitzki Concedes Play Not Deserving Of All-Star Consideration
Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 16.4 points and 8.0 rebounds since sitting out four games to rehabilitate his knee.

Dallas Morning News

Curry Admits To Being A Step Slow
Stephen Curry sprained his ankle three times this season before switching to a shoe with better support.

USA Today

Clippers Fear Billups Lost For Season
Chauncey Billups suffered a severe left Achilles injury in a win over the Magic on Monday night.

Los Angeles Times

Rose Sidelined By Back Spasms
Derrick Rose sat out the second half of the Bullsí 108-97 win over the Nets on Monday because of lower back spasms.

Chicago Sun-Times

Gallinari Out With Chip Fracture In Left Foot
Danilo Gallinari is out indefinitely with a chip fracture in his left foot.


Ginobili Nearing Return From Fractured Shooting Hand
Manu Ginobili has been out with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

San Antonio Express-News

Billups Injures Left Achilles
Chauncey Billups injured his left Achilles tendon during the fourth quarter of the Clippers' overtime win at Orlando.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Anthony Leaves Game With Groin Injury
Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game against the Jazz with 6:10 remaining in the first quarter due to a strained right groin.

Kristie Ackert/New York Daily News

Nelson Cleared To Return From Concussion
Jameer Nelson has missed five games since sustaining a concussion on Jan. 27th.

Orlando Sentinel

Baron Davis Has Setback, Not Expected Before All-Star Break
Baron Davis cannot get back into the lineup until seven to 10 days after he starts practicing again.